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Bayou Teche Museum Board: Mission Statement

The board of directors sets strategic direction for the museum through:

  • Engaging diverse individuals and communities in a quality museum experience
  • Serving as responsible fiscal stewards
  • Cultivating needed resources
  • Promoting the museum to the community
  • Supporting museum staff and volunteers as they carry out the institution’s mission

The board is charged with helping the museum meet future goals, by creating a challenging, yet achievable vision of a museum that meets the highest standard of excellence, that teaches and informs in a variety of energetic and accessible ways and is a vibrant, visible and valued community institution.

2015 New Iberia Museum Foundation Board

Larry Hensgens, Chairman
Chris Wiseman, Vice-Chairman
Becky Collins, Secretary
Art Mixon, Treasurer
Maria Indest Brodie
Jason Devillier
Cathy Indest
Gary Joseph
Pat Kahle
Jason Morvant
Andy Reaux
Armond Schwing
Mike Tarantino
Tribbey Thornton
Penny White
Phanat Xanamane

Founding Members:

Alfred “Smitty” Landry
Becky Schexnayder Owens
Paul Schexnayder

Museum Director:

Marcia Patout


Tanya Scott