In 2011, the New Iberia Museum Foundation raised funds to purchase an adjacent building on the corner of East Main Street and Serret Alley.
Shortly after, resources were made available to replace the roof and restore the brick facade. We have now embarked on a capital campaign to fund the interior restoration. The building bears the name of local philanthropist, Donald “Doc” Voorhies, who generously provided seed money for the new wing.
As storyteller, guardian and teacher, the museum will use the space to educate visitors of all ages on the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the people of the Bayou Teche region.