For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Bayou Teche Museum Joins the Blue Star Museum Program
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Bayou Teche Museum continues its membership as a Blue Star Museum.

The program is a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. It joins more than 2,000 museums across America in offering free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve, and their families, from Armed Forces Day (May 16) through Labor Day,( September 2) 2019.

The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at

The Bayou Teche Museum is a state-of-the-art museum with a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the region telling the story of a growing city, its people, culture and industry, all centered around the "snake-like" curves of the Bayou Teche.

Explore the Attakapas and Chitimacha tribes that settled along the banks of the Bayou Teche, learn how the sugar and salt industries transformed the area, and view the late George Rodrigue’s studio just as he left it—including the painting he was working on and the paint-splattered floor. This attraction participates in the New Iberia Historic District Pass.

For more information, visit, or call Marcia Patout at (337) 606-5977.

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia, Louisiana.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit