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Date:
November 1, 2019
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Time Details:
Café français begins at 1:00 PM
Location:
West Baton Rouge Museum
Address:
845 N. Jefferson Ave.
Port Allen, LA 70767
Contact:
225-336-2422 x200
Cost:
Free Event
Book cover page: Seeking an Acadian Nation
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Café français: Warren Perrin

Friday, November 1, 2019

Join the West Baton Rouge Museum Friday, November 1, for a special treat. Café français will be held at its regular time with guest speaker, Warren Perrin. He will be discussing his latest book.

Warren Perrin will discuss his latest book, Seeking an Acadian Nation: The 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl, on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Café Français at 1:00 p.m. Speakers of all languages are invited to attend.

Perrin’s book was released in Moncton, Canada, during the 2019 Congrès mondial acadien. Based on the diary of Corinne Broussard, the book deals primarily with the Acadians’ attempts at reunification beginning in the 20th century.  Broussard was one of the 25 Evangeline Girls that Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc accompanied on the historic 1930 visit to Grand-Pré. Ms. Broussard’s diary meticulously documented the voyage and serves as the basis of Perrin’s book. It is believed that this was the first group of Cajuns to make the pilgrimage back to their ancestral lands in Nova Scotia since the Acadian Deportation.  LeBlanc dubbed it the First Pilgrimage of Louisiana Acadians to Grand-Pré.

Le Café français meets the first Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Education Room.   It is free and open to anyone interested.  Each meeting features a topic to spur discussion.  French speakers of all proficiency levels are welcome. Music is often provided by those in attendance and, of course, there’s always a bit of coffee and a little something sweet to eat.