Iberville Museum presents exhibit on Catholic education

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Father Charles Chambost, known as the father of Catholic education in Iberville Parish, founded the College of the Immaculate Conception for Boys in 1853.

Under his guidance the school flourished and education was expanded to girls in 1857 at St. Basil’s Academy. Eventually the two schools would merge into the present day St. John School where traditions still run strong.

The long history of Catholic education in the parish will be presented in an exhibit at the Iberville Museum.

The exhibit features unique artifacts from school days past such as uniforms, textbooks and photographs.

Visitors can reminisce about their own school days by leaving their favorite story in our memory book.

The exhibit will kick off with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 15 from noon - 2 p.m. and will run through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

The Iberville Museum is located at 57735 Main Street in Plaquemine. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 children under 12.

For more information, please call (225) 687-7197.