Nouvelle Breaux du Monde
A newsletter for all Breaux – Breau– Brault – Breault – Braud –Brot-Brow April, 2013
Email: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your BREAUX lineage? YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!!!
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
Acadian Heritage Tour
September 5 – 19, 2013
Louisiana, Canadian, French
Acadians to join together in
Brenda Comeaux Trahan, Marketing Specialist / Acadian & Cajun
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
National Day of the Acadians
Thursday, August 15, 2013
121 South New Market Street
Festival Acadien – Madawaska, Maine
August 8-15, 2013
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.
Congres Mondial Acadien 2014
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:
LOUISIANA DAY: Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Now is the time to plan your trip.
PASSPORT: You will need a passport to enter Canada. Renewal 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
History of the Madawaska Acadians
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
Vice President: Daniel (Dan) Breaux
4027 St. Joseph St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
Secretary: Calice Breaux
7300 Landry Rd., Duson, LA 70529
Treasurer: Roy Breaux
102 Hagan Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592
Bercie Breaux Alleman, Duson, LA
P. O. Box 142, Duson, LA
1340 Détente Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592
Chad Breaux, Lafayette, LA
413 N. Locksley Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508
Gloria Breaux Sanchez
P. O. Box 552, Duson, LA 70529
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:
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.
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.
The following are links of Acadian interest.
WETLANDS ACADIAN CULTURE CENTER
314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA
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
The Acadian Deportation
Bruce Daigrepont: Acadie À La Louisiane (Acadia To Louisiana)
Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA
Living History & Folklife Park
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, La
Jean Lafitte National Park
ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER
501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA
THE ACADIAN MUSEUM
203 South Broadway
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
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!
Want yummy Louisiana recipes?
Consider signing up for Louisiana Cookin’
“The Pirogue Maker”
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.
If you would like to share a note or a link of special interest, please email the information to Gayle Breaux Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org