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Cajun music, Swamp Pop, Jazz and Blues.
Hear the soulful sounds.

What's your flavor?
Discover a world-famous culinary region.

Explore the region with state-of-the-art exhibits.

Blue Dogs, Dave Robicheaux, Mardi Gras.
A national treasure with small-town charm.

Your front door to the magnificent Bayou Teche region!

Step into the Bayou Teche Museum to explore one of the country’s most colorful, bountiful and historically significant areas. Fun for the whole family, interactive exhibits showcase the spicy blend of cultures, artists, industries and lore that sprang from the land surrounding the snake-like curves of the peaceful South Louisiana bayou.

The Bayou Teche Museum is located on Main Street in charming downtown New Iberia, recognized by Forbes Magazine as America’s Prettiest Town and immortalized as the home town of James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux. New Iberia is also the hometown of the late Blue Dog artist, George Rodrigue. Local cuisine, historic sites, shopping and hotels are all within walking distance. And be sure not to miss the beautiful Bayou Teche, just steps from the museum’s doors.

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    Step into the Bayou Teche Museum to explore one of the country's most colorful, bountiful and historically significant areas. Fun for the whole family, interactive exhibits showcase the spicy blend of cultures, artists, industries and lore that sprang from the land surrounding the snake-like curves of the peaceful South Louisiana bayou. The Bayou Teche Museum is located on Main Street in charming downtown New Iberia, recognized by Forbes Magazine as America's Prettiest Town and immortalized as the home town of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux. Local cuisine, historic sites, shopping and hotels are all within walking distance. And be sure not to miss the beautiful Bayou Teche, just steps from the museum's doors.
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    Thanks to Alan and Brenda Broussard. We enjoyed your visit as well!

    Dear Bayou Teche Museum Staff and Volunteers.

    Brenda and I visited your awesome museum today and were very impressed! The docents who greeted us extremely courteous, well informed and pleasant.
    The facility is well organized and all AV systems worked well. There was a Canadian couple from Stratford, Ontario, Canada also visiting and they were James Burke fans. They were excited to see the display dedicated to his work.
    You have captured the History of the area very well and the visit was very educational.
    We are well traveled and in my opinion this would be the nicest small city museum I have ever visited. We will return when we have guest from out of town.
    Congratulations!

    Sincerely,
    Alan J Broussard
    Lafayette, LA
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    We can't thank the Rodrigue family for their continued support.
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    Get together with your friends and come to the Museum Gala on January 26th to bid on these incredible live auction items! Senator Fred Mills will be our auctioneer again this year.

    Political Satire Dinner for 20 with Senator Fred Mills and House Speaker Taylor Barras. Dinner at Mayor Freddie DeCourt's home on Loreauville Road with Chef Alex Patout

    Dinner for twelve at Albania Plantation with host, Hunt Slonem
    Lagniappe Too Revival Dinner for twelve with family chef, Field Landry at the home of Paul and Cindy Gullota.

    New Orleans Saints package including tickets, field passes, press box visit, parking, overnight accommodations at the Monteleone Hotel and lunch at K-Paul's.

    Frank Sinatra (Spencer Racca) Party for 40 with hors d'oeuvres by Walter Voorhies and Jennifer Schwing

    Four night stay in three bed/three bath condo at Caribe Resort at Orange Beach.

    Jerome Weber live event painting

    An Adrian Fulton painting created during the Gala

    Museum Parade Party

    Aaron Ogea Brick Oven Party for 8

    Thanks to IberiaBank for continuing to be our presenting sponsor!
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    The New Iberia Museum Foundation and IberiaBank present "A Night at the Museum - Party Like It's 1954," Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayou Teche Museum, Sliman Theater and the Donald "Doc" Voorhies Wing. The Gala theme this year refers to the year that "The Creature of the Black Lagoon" movie was released and played at the Evangeline Theatre. "The Creature" is the subject of one of the George Rodrigue original mixed media artworks we will unveil that evening. It will be on view at the Museum through the summer of 2017. The pièce de résistance this same evening is the unveiling of the actual art studio where George last painted, together with his unfinished painting. The studio will be a permanent museum exhibit.

    2016 was a very productive year for the New Iberia Museum Foundation. We are working hard to continue funding for the transformation of the adjacent wing and will continue this growth and expansion thanks to the support of our generous community. For gala ticket information please call the museum at 337-606-5977.
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