Throughout the year we've been celebrating the people, places, history and heritage of Lafayette Parish. We partnered with the Advocate on a series of short stories we called 200 for 200.The result of those conversations is a seven-part documentary that reflects the many diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Lafayette Parish.
Find the full story collection here: https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/200for200/
Episode 1: Vermilion Voyage
Episode 2: Gumbo and Grooves
Episode 3: Festivals and Faith
Episode 4: Cajun Prairie
Episode 5: Pillars of Progress
Episode 6: French Foundations
Episode 7: Cajun and Creole Renaissance
Additional Videos and Interviews
To celebrate the people, places, history, and heritage of Lafayette Parish, we have partnered with the Acadiana Advocate to launch 200 for 200.
200 articles will be posted throughout 2023 honoring the historical places, influential people, and culture that make Lafayette Parish unique.
South Louisiana’s reputation as Cajun Country may seem as natural and inevitable as Spanish moss on a live oak tree, but it's actually a fairly recent phenomenon, the latest twist in a long story about Creole identity and United States race relations.
Lafayette Louisiana Historic Register
List of Lafayette Historic buildings with photos and short histories
Historic Lafayette; An Illustrated History of Lafayette & Lafayette Parish
Martin, Michael S.(2007) Hardcover
Attakapas Country, A History of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Griggin, Harry Lewis
The book contains memories of long-time residents, numerous photographs and a foreword by former Mayor Joey Durel
Images of America - Lafayette
Images of Lafayette through the years
Images of America - Broussard
Images of Broussard through the years
If They Could Talk; Acadiana’s Buildings and Their Biographies
The book is a compilation or part of a series of articles originally published in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser as footnotes to the history of the Attakapas and Opelousas Districts.
Images of America - Scott
Images of Scott through the years
Our Acadiana; A Pictorial History of South Louisiana”
Pictorial representation of the Acadiana area with very informative narration
Bendel Gardens; An Historic Treasure in Lafayette, Louisiana
The history of Bendel Gardens begins with two 1776 Spanish land grants, and ultimately leads to its purchase by fashion icon Henri Bendel.
Images of America - Carencro
Images of Carencro through the years
Boudin: A Guide to Louisiana's Extraordinary Link, 2nd Ed.
A Guide to Louisiana's Extraordinary Link