New Iberia, La. --- The National Trust for Historic Preservation has made a decision to close Shadows-on-the-Teche effective Fri., March 13.
At this time, all programs, events, etc., including Plein Air, are cancelled/postponed. See the National Trust's official message below.
"We have made this decision due to the coronavirus and concerns for the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and community. We will be monitoring the situation as changes are occurring rapidly, but at this time, the site will be closed through March 28.
"While we are closed to the public, The Shadows team will still be working remotely and will continue to communicate. We will be monitoring our social media channels, email, and phone lines during this time for questions, concerns, and updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause and hope to reopen for tours and reschedule postponed events as soon as it is deemed safe to do so."
About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, a site of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
, 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 National Trust, which owns and operates the Shadows, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, 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