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Vermilionville & Eunice (1991)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, 30.2144406, -91.9985461, 30.4931705, -92.4187854

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-03-24

Duration: 00:26:50

Subjects: French language | Cajun culture | Vermilionville | Museums | Liberty Theater (Eunice, La.)


  • Chenafi, Salem Host
  • Ancelet, Barry Interviewee
  • Bernard, Lona Interviewee
  • Serret, Ferron Interviewee
  • Catalan, Richard Interviewee
  • Meaux, Randy Interviewee
  • Sonnier, Shirley Interviewee
  • La Violette, Betty Interviewee
  • Rotchild, Francois Interviewee
  • Joubert, Curtis Interviewee
  • Motte, Ruby Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from March 24, 1991, features Salem Chenafi’s visit to two Cajun tourist attractions. He first visits Vermilionville, a living history museum in Lafayette that showcases the way of life for the Acadians, Native Americans, and Creoles during the 18th and 19th centuries. He interviews: Dr. Barry Ancelet, a professor of folklore at the University of Southwestern Louisiana; Lona Bernard, the director of programming; Ferron Serret and Richard Catlan, two artisans; and several visitors to the museum, including Randy Meaux of Abbeville, Shirley Sonnier of Lafayette, Betty La Violette of St. Martinville, and Francois Rotchild of Haiti. Chenafi then visits the city of Eunice, including the Liberty Theater, Ruby’s Café, and the “La Connection aux Cadjins” radio show on KEUN-FM with Carolyn LeJeune and Houston LeJeune. He also interviews Eunice Mayor Curtis Joubert and Ruby Motte of Ruby’s Café.