Smithsonian exhibit opens next week at Jeanerette Museum

Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 14:54:26-05

The Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit will officially open on February 24 at the Jeanerette Museum.

Events will begin at 2 p.m. and include the opening of an art exhibit comprising paintings by the L’Acadian Art Guild and music by the Landry Brothers Band.

Courtesy Jeanerette Museum
Landry Brothers Band
Courtesy Jeanerette Museum

“We are excited that the public will be able to view this amazing Smithsonian exhibit focused on water. The Jeanerette Museum board has planned additional programming to go along with this exhibit to be held throughout the parish,” said Gail Garcia, museum project director.

Although the main house of the museum will remain closed on the day of the grand opening, the exhibit will be on view throughout the day.

“The exhibit will be held free of charge during its tour at the museum from Feb. 24 to April 6. We are looking forward to visitors enjoying the many educational features of the exhibit,” Garcia added.

The grand opening event is family friendly. No pets or ice chests please.

The local Water/Ways exhibit project is a part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities made possible through funding from the Walton Family Foundation. This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Jeanerette Museum.

For more information on this event visit, email, like the museum on Facebook or call Gail at 337-380-9057. The museum is located at 500 E. Main Street on the corner of Main Street and Moresi Alley in Jeanerette, LA.