NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Shadows-on-the-Teche is reopening, and they are kicking things off with their annual Shadows Community Day.
Join the staff on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. for grounds only, self-guided tours of the Shadows gardens and a family-friendly scavenger hunt with the chance to win prize packages, including children’s toys, art prints of the Shadows, and the Shadows-on-the-Teche Cookbook featuring delicious recipes for all types of foods.
Admission for Shadows Community Day is free, but donations are appreciated. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Entrance to the event will be through the Shadows front gate on E. Main Street. Shadows Staff will be wearing masks and monitoring the number of people in the gardens in order to follow state mandated crowd sizes. Restroom facilities have been thoroughly sanitized and will be available for use. The house will not be open for tours.
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. 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 ShadowsOnTheTeche.org