Museum receives humanities grant for exhibit series

Deidre Cruse

The Iberville Museum Association’s “People of Iberville” series is getting a boost from Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities grant to support the third exhibit of the series, African-Americans of Iberville.

An open house and reception for the opening of the new exhibit is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 7.

This is the third exhibit in the “People of Iberville” series, and the second funded by a grant from LEH, whose mission is to provide Louisianians with access to and appreciation of their rich heritage. The LEH has explored and celebrated Louisiana’s people and places, history and culture for over 35 years.

 “The Iberville Museum Association is looking forward to another outstanding exhibit featuring an ethnic group that has had tremendous impact on the formation of the culture of Iberville Parish,” said Rita Lynn Jackson, the museum’s project director for the series.  “We are confident that community participation will equal if not exceed that of the Italian and Spanish exhibits and excited to be continuing the exploration of Iberville’s heritage with the help of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.”

  As with all LEH funded events at the Iberville Museum, the February 7 reception will be free and open to the public.

   Further information on the exhibit or on scheduling group tours is available by calling the museum at (225) 687-7197. 

The museum, on Main Street across from the Plaquemine Lock, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday