Nouvelle Breaux du Monde

La Famille Breaux du Monde Association

A newsletter for all Breaux – Breau– Brault – Breault – Braud –Brot-Brow                                                        April, 2013

 

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net               Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

Breaux family presentation

“Footsteps in Time”

   – by Gayle Breaux Smith

Gayle’s power point presentation will include trips to France and Nova Scotia as she traced her ancestors’ “footsteps.”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Acadian Memorial Museum, St. Martinville, LA

[see below for details]

2013 Genealogy Workshops

Acadian Memorial Museum

121 S. New Market Street, St. Martinville, LA

Genealogy workshops are on the last Wednesday of each month and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Coffee is served at 9:30 a.m., so go a little early to meet and greet everyone. Please call or email if you plan to attend. Although the workshop is free to the public, seating is limited.   For more information or to sign up for a workshop, contact Michelle Johnson 337-394-2258 or info@acadianmemorial.org  

 

Genealogy assistance:

What is your BREAUX lineage?  YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!!!

Don Boudreaux of Lafayette has graciously agreed to assist Breaux cousins with genealogy.  Don wrote, “I will be happy to help anyone with their genealogy.”  We appreciate you, Don.  Contact him at
donboudreaux@earthlink.net or mail a request to: 124 Claremont Circle, Lafayette, LA 70508. 

Acadian Heritage Tour

September 5 – 19, 2013

Louisiana, Canadian, French Acadians to join together in France
Walk the footprints of the pioneer Acadians

Brenda Comeaux Trahan, Marketing Specialist / Acadian & Cajun Tours
337.288.5914 / brenda@cajun-lagniappe.com

Brenda is promoting / marketing the France  Acadian Heritage Tour for "Novacadie Tours" from Nova Scotia.  Richard Laurin, Novacadie President/guide, Philippe Gustin, Center for International Trade and Brenda hope to bring together Acadians of Louisiana & Canada with French Acadians to walk together on the footprints of the Acadians of origin.  Learn more about the Acadian pioneers with this upcoming historic tour. 
Contact Brenda for more information.

337.288.5914 / brenda@cajun-lagniappe.com

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00

Les Acadianes du Texas

Beausoleil Broussard House

Port Neches, TX

       A Mass will be said by Fr. Gary Schexnayder of Lafayette on the front porch of La Maison Beausoleil in the Port Neches Park.  After the Mass there will be music and food including chicken/sausage gumbo, boudin, and sweets.   Bring your lawn chairs! 

Breakfast with Breaux cousins!

Paige and Darrin Bigler –  both Breaux cousins – of Bridge City, TX have graciously agreed to help organize a Breaux family breakfast before the Mass.  – Details as to the place and time will be forthcoming. 

Les Acadianes du Texas

Port Neches, Texas

Since about 1988 a Mass has been said annually on the front porch of the Beausoleil Broussard House.

This link will provide more information about La Maison Beausoleil and the Port Neches Park:  http://www.ci.port-neches.tx.us/port-neches-parks-2/la-maison-beausolei/ 

A BIT OF HISTORY:  After World Wars I and II, Cajuns went to east Texas to find work, especially in the refineries.  Many of us in Louisiana have ancestors who were part of that movement.  Per Paul LeBlanc those that came after WWII joined cousins who had been there for generations

            A non-profit organization chartered in the 1980’s, Les Acadiens du Texas is dedicated to the preservation of the culture and language of the Acadian people.  Since about 1988 a Mass has been said on the second Sunday in October.  In fact, for many years Fr. Hebert said that Mass.  This will be Fr. Schexnayder’s third year making the Mass. 

Several Breaux du Monde members are planning to attend this Mass in Port Neches.  If you have one, please wear your Breaux t-shirt.  Please contact Breaux du Monde at breauxdumonde@cox.net for additional details.  

Note:  In case of rain, Mass will be indoors at the Port Neches KC Hall, 700 Central Drive, Port Neches (phone 409/772-1883). 

Dates to Remember

Acadian Culture Day

Sunday, August 11, 2013

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FREE admission

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park

http://www.bayouvermilion.org/index.cfm?load=event&event=272

300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA

Phone:  337/233-4077

National Day of the Acadians

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Acadian Memorial

http://www.acadianmemorial.org

121 South New Market Street
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone:  337/394-2258

Festival Acadien – Madawaska, Maine

August 8-15, 2013

http://www.greatermadawaskachamber.com/events.html

This is Maine’s largest cultural Festival.  The Family being honored for 2013 is the Hudon dit Beaulieu Family.  See the website above for additional details. 

Planning Ahead: 

Congres Mondial Acadien 2014

http://cma2014.org/en

 August 8-24, 2014

Madawaska, New Brunswick & Maine

BREAUX FAMILY REUNION:

CMA2014 has officially approved a Breau/Breaux/Brault/Breault reunion.  We will be joining with our Canadian cousins in planning a one-day event. Date and place to be announced.

 

Link to the list of families planning reunions:

http://www.cma2014.com/rencontres-de-familles-prog 

 

LOUISIANA DAY Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Now is the time to plan your trip. 

PASSPORT:  You will need a passport to enter CanadaRenewal or application should be made now.  The U.S. Post Office has information or go to http://uspassportonline.com/forms for forms and information. 

Acadian Culture in Maine

http://acim.umfk.maine.edu/

History of the Madawaska Acadians

http://members.tripod.com/~Scott_Michaud/Madawaska-history.html

May 3rd is Blessed Marie Leonie’s feast day.  To find out more about our Breaux saint visit  http://www.centremarie-leonieparadis.com/

2013 Breaux du Monde Officers:

 

President:  Gayle Breaux Smith

   7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

   Phone:  225/766-8970

Vice President:  Daniel (Dan) Breaux

   4027 St. Joseph St., Lake Charles, LA 70605

   Phone: 337/540-2313

Secretary:  Calice Breaux

    7300 Landry Rd., Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/334-3747

Treasurer:  Roy Breaux

    102 Hagan Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

    Phone:  337/856-0082  

Board members:

Bercie Breaux Alleman, Duson, LA

    P. O. Box 142, Duson, LA

James Bourque,

     1340 Détente Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

Chad Breaux, Lafayette, LA

    413 N. Locksley Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508

    Phone:  337/233-1657

Gloria Breaux Sanchez

    P. O. Box 552, Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/277-9107

Breaux du Monde Association

    The Breaux du Monde Association was originally formed just prior to the 1999 Congres Mondial held in Louisiana.  The Great Acadian Awakening in October, 2011 was a very good opportunity to revitalize the Breaux du Monde Association. 

Breaux du Monde Contacts:

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net

Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

Please share this newsletter with your Breaux family contacts and friends.   Postings will also be made on the Breaux du Monde Facebook Group. 

     Please free to contact any officer for information. 

Membership Dues

Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Roy Breaux, 102 Hagan Road, Youngsville, LA 70592, 337/856-0082.

     Additional dues might be collected in the future when necessary to assist with Breaux family functions. 

Links:

The following are links of Acadian interest.

WETLANDS ACADIAN CULTURE CENTER

314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA

http://www.nps.gov/jela/wetlands-acadian-cultural-center.htm

ACADIAN ODYSSEY MONUMENT

Located in the parking lot of the Wetlands Acadian Culture Center noted above. 

TERREBONNE FOLKLIFE CULTURE CENTER

317 Goode Street, Houma, LA 70361

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – Noon

http://www.terrebonnefolklife.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIeMW3x8XkY

The Acadian Deportation

YouTube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQTfMjWa2p0

Bruce Daigrepont: Acadie À La Louisiane (Acadia To Louisiana)

Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian

http://www.cafa.org/

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

http://breauxbridgelive.com/

LAFAYETTE, LA

http://www.lafayettetravel.com/

VERMILIONVILLE

Living History & Folklife Park

300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, La

http://www.bayouvermilion.org/

Jean Lafitte National Park

ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER

501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA

http://www.nps.gov/jela/new-acadian-cultural-center.htm

ACADIAN VILLAGE

200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA

http://www.acadianvillage.org

THE ACADIAN MUSEUM

203 South Broadway
Erath, Louisiana 70533

http://www.acadianmuseum.com/

The Acadian Museum is free and open weekdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by special appointment

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM

660 N. 4th Street., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/BR/br.htm

       The Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge is FREE and has great exhibits beginning with the Louisiana Purchase and the Mississippi River.  There are sections dedicated to specific cultural areas of Louisiana, including the Acadians.  If you’re in the area, this museum is well worth the effort for a visit!       

LOUISIANA COOKIN’

publisher@enews.louisianacookin.com

Want yummy Louisiana recipes? 

Consider signing up for Louisiana Cookin’

“The Pirogue Maker”

http://www.folkstreams.net/film,188

Check out this neat film featuring Cajun pirogue makers.

Growing up in south Louisiana, most of us did not realize there were “swamp” Cajuns and “prairie” Cajuns.  Eunice, LA represents an area of “prairie” Cajuns.

Eunice, LA

http://www.eunice-la.com/index.php/history/historical-sites

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If you would like to share a note or a link of special interest, please email the information to Gayle Breaux Smith at breauxdumonde@cox.net