JEANERETTE, La. --- Calling all teachers! Don't miss this opportunity for students to learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane industry and the manufacturing process from sugarcane to sugar.
The American Sugar Cane League, representing growers and millers of Louisiana, has awarded the Jeanerette Museum a grant of $3,500 to defray the expenses to bus students in Iberia and St. Mary Parishes to tour the museum's sugar cane exhibit.
The Jeanerette Museum provides a pictorial history and a 14 minute film produced by the American Sugar Cane League. Students will view antique farm equipment and a demonstration of how handmade cypress patterns were used to cast the iron gears used in the sugar industry.
About the Museum:
Jeanerette Museum, also called Le Beau Petit Musée, preserves the history of Jeanerette and its surrounding areas by securing and protecting historical artifacts and exhibits. The museum itself is a small sampling of life in the early 1900s along Bayou Teche. It also celebrates the sugar cane industry’s development over the last 200 years with exhibits, video and an outdoor sugar cane patch.