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Queen Mother Moore Marker Unveiling

The Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS) invites the public to A Legacy Revealed: The Unveiling of the Queen Mother Moore Marker and the formal opening of The Iberia African American Historical Society Center for Research and Learning on Sat., Aug. 12, 2023.

Loreauville's Acadian Odyssey Monument

There are many places along the banks of the Bayou Teche where moss-draped oaks and slow, swirling currents offer up an invitation to step into the past and imagine the odyssey of the first Acadians. Now, the village of Loreauville is proud to offer everyone a chance to re-imagine that arduous 1765 journey that began in Acadie, now Nova Scotia, and ended on the Teche Ridge. 

6 Reasons Shadows is the Best Plantation Tour in Louisiana

Two Women. Two Stories. One all new tour. What makes Shadows the best plantation tour in Louisiana? Read to find out.

Howe Institute & Booker T. Washington Historic Marker Installed

Howe Institute photo colorization by Pat Oneillion

Howe Institute photo colorization by Pat Oneillion

Guest Blog By: Phebe Hayes

Smithsonian Water/Ways at the Bayou Teche Museum

The Bayou Teche Museum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and funded by BHP, will present Water/Ways, a six-week traveling exhibit, Oct. 16-Nov. 27, 2021.

From Gumbo to Jazz: Iberia Parish's African American Heritage

Read below about African Americans' contributions to Iberia Parish, visit historical locations of significance, and support local Black-owned businesses.

From West Africa to Southwest Louisiana: The Origin of Gumbo

Discover gumbo's West African roots and how it made the journey to our area in this guest blog by Phebe Hayes, the founder and president of the Iberia African American Historical Society.

New Iberia Masterplan for Community Development Unveiled

Watch a video of all the enhancements coming to New Iberia in the future, presented by Mayor Freddie DeCourt.

New African American Book Club

The Iberia African American Historical Society has created a book club focused on African American culture and experiences to highlight notable stories and worldviews.

History of Louisiana Sugar Cane

A brief history of the state of Louisiana's top crop written by the American Sugar Cane League.


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