NEW IBERIA, La. --- As a thank you to the community for its support throughout the year, and in the spirit of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, Shadows-on-the-Teche is offering free admission to all on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated. All donations from Shadows Community Day will support parish-wide education programs benefiting Iberia Parish students.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the early history of the sugar industry in Southern Louisiana on the Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour, created in honor of Mr. Pete deGravelles, former Shadows Advisory Council chair who remained active in the sugar industry throughout his career.
Guided tours begin 15 minutes after the hour. Last tour of the day begins at 3:15 p.m. Please contact Shadows-on-the-Teche with any questions or for additional information at (337) 369-6446.
About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, National Trust for Historic Preservation site, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation. The Shadows and the National Trust are not-for-profit organizations that are responsible for their own operating budgets and receive no federal funding. In addition, the Shadows does not receive funding from state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit