And while the University of Lafayette New Orleans Bowl parties rage on, some will take the time to find out why it took them hundreds of years to get here.
Lodged among all the party stations set up for ULL at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel for the big bowl game, Host Home Bank President John Bordelon decided to squeeze in a little history. Historian Warren Perrin will be signing and selling his book Acadie Then and Now: A People's History and educating anyone who'll listen about the French exiles around the world, though best known as the Acadians of Louisiana.
December 19, 3:30 p.m.
19th floor, Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
All profits from the book will be donated to 22 Acadian museums located in 3 different countries.
Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History is available for order at www.acadianmuseum.com, www.andrepontprinting.com or by request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book, edited by Mr. Perrin and including his original contributions, is a collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in the American states of Louisiana, Texas, and Maine who can trace their history back to an original French settlement in today's Nova Scotia in 1605. The collection provides the readers with new insights on the past, present, and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.
Warren A. Perrin was born near Erath, LA and currently resides in Lafayette. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Law and is an attorney with the firm of Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez, and Ouellet. He served as President of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) from 1994 to 2010 and an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the founder of the Acadian Museum of Erath and is the author of six books dealing with French culture, including Acadian Redemption (2004), the first biography of an Acadian exile. In 2007, Perrin was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and in 2012 he was named chairman of the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.