Gueydan’s Good, Simple Life: What’s Your Story

Posted at 10:35 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2019-04-14 14:59:39-04

We arrived in Gueydan, where when it’s not duck season, life can move a little slower.

Even underneath a canopy of birds, it’s not hard to find  the next great story, which is how we met Angela Chambless.

“I was born here and moved when I was 10 or 12, moved to Texas,” Chambless said.

Angela grew up in the Dallas Fort Worth area, but as her parents got older she left the fast-paced city and came home.

“There’s nothing like coming home”

While she was happy trading in the hustle and bustle of Dallas for the quieter life style of Gueydan, there was still some adjusting needed.

“It was too quiet I couldn’t sleep, I got here and I couldn’t sleep and it was too quiet,” she explains.

Now that she’s caught up on sleep and adjusted to life in Gueydan she has no complaints and get’s to spend her time collecting and caring for the histories and the treasures of the small town.

“It’s a little bit of Geuydan history and a little bit of cultural things,” Chambless said.

Chambless works as the curator of the small museum which houses antiques from across the pond to items that are uniquely Louisianan.

The work gives Angela a chance to honor her own history and home.

“So many people don’t realize what we have, we have a little gem here,” she says of town of Gueydan.

Chambless says she is ready for not just the locals, but the world to know about that gem.