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September 21, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!
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September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville
Welcome to Museum Day! Join us as we participate in the Smithsonian Magazine's 15TH Annual Museum Day along with 1,500 museums, worldwide. FREE admission to those who have their ticket. Learn more about what's in store during this wonderful, enrichment opportunity.
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Brenda LaLonde

Brenda is a fourth generation Cajun seamstress from Cecilia, Louisiana. She learned the art of sewing as a young girl, and her interest has since led her to adopt techniques for a wide range of Cajun cultural crafts, including spinning, weaving, soap and candle making, and open-hearth cooking.  

 With her background as a seamstress, Brenda is also very good at making rag dolls, a traditional Acadian craft. She has led many workshops on her various talents, including those held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center. She has also demonstrated on local television programs.  

 Brenda is fluent in French, a skill she has honed as a living history artisan at Vermilionville for many years.