All Tours: 10

Mysteries of Acadiana

14 Locations ~ Curated by Amber Delahoussaye, Alyssa Dottery, Nina Hoffpauir
The Acadiana region is a place unlike any other. Located in southwestern Louisiana, within the twenty-two parish bayou lands that hug the Gulf Coast, you can find a variety of people. Traditionally, this area is thought to be home to the Cajun…

Lost and Forgotten Places of Acadiana

19 Locations ~ Curated by Rachel Blomquist, Ryan LeBlanc, Rusty Chastant, Kristen Harrison
When it comes to physical history, many times the old buildings are torn down to make room for new and modern ones or sites are redeveloped. The problem with this line of thought is that many old buildings or sites have a story to tell. These untold…

Priests and Pirogues: A History of the Catholic Church in Acadiana

15 Locations ~ Curated by Sophia Verret, Nick DeLucia, Briley Higginbotham
At the top of the list of sites to visit in South Louisiana are its historic churches. There are several religions practiced in South Louisiana today, such as Judaism, Islam, various forms of Christianity, and more; Catholicism, however, is…

Streets Named After People

12 Locations ~ Curated by Bailey Lemoine, Hannah Bryan, Brennon Rami
Bourdieu’s idea of social capital has to do with the acquiring and use of cultural sway to gain influence and power in a society. Commemorative street names are a way of constructing and expressing the past. In Acadiana there are many different…

The Civil War in Acadiana

5 Locations ~ Curated by Gordon Eatley
It is 1860, and Abraham Lincoln was Just elected, the first Republican to win the White House. The Southern States had threatened secession if the Republicans won, and by the time Lincoln was inaugurated on March 4, 1861, seven states had left the…

History Not Signed Off: Radio Stations Across Acadiana

6 Locations ~ Curated by Lindsey DeLaughter
The radio, since its invention in the late 1800s, served as perhaps the most important invention throughout the twentieth century. For decades, listeners across the U.S. listen to the radio for news, music, information, and entertainment. The radio…

Lost and Forgotten Cemeteries

6 Locations ~ Curated by Tanya Greene
The earliest cemetery can be traced back to almost 78,000 years ago when loved ones took the time to carefully bury and mark their dead. Most sites of this age however, are lost forever due to neglect, weather, vegetation, and many other factors. It…

Bush Tracks: Acadiana's Unsanctioned Horse Racing Past Revealed

4 Locations ~ Curated by Laura Hughes
For over a hundred years the unsanctioned bush tracks of Acadiana drew horse racing fans from near and far. Today it is easy to drive by the locations, which exhibit none of the equine excitement that once flourished at places like Tee Maurice,…