Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance

200 North Magdalen Square, Abbeville, LA 70510                            337-898-4114

Hours of operation:  Monday through Saturday - 10 A.M.  -  5 P.M.


Alliance Center
Museum and Art Gallery

Current Exhibits: The Artistry of Alexandria Lea Scalisi   
Date of Exhibit: 
Throughout May and June
“Meet the Artist” Reception on May 17, 2016 from 6—8 PM

For more details please look at Arts Council's page.

Also on Exhibit:  Veteran’s Exhibit

We have added a “Veteran’s Exhibit” section.

We have a computer that has files on Vermilion Parish Veterans.  When visiting the Museum any Vermilion Parish Veteran or their family member may fill out a form to enter information about a Veteran.  The Veteran may also submit photos, awards, and service history along with discharge information for us to scan and enter into our computer file.  This file is available for visitors or other Veterans to look up while at the Museum .   This information will also be added to the computers at the State’s Military Museum located here in Abbeville on  Chris Crusta Drive at the Abbeville Airport.

 

While visiting  the Abbeville Historical & Cultural Alliance Center

Museum & Art Gallery

see the Works Projects Administration (WPA) painting
 created in 1939 by Louis Raynaud:
The Harvest.

 The Harvest shows men and women harvesting cotton, sugarcane, and muskrat hides.  Men gather cotton and tend the cane.  A couple prepares hides for drying.  Two male children do what children have always done when they were not pressed into premature labor to support mill families or sit for younger siblings-they hang around.  A man prepares to cut a clump of cane, and one woman waits, holding a bucket of water for the workers.  In the center position, a young woman bends to gather an armful of felled cane, one of the hardest tasks in the cane field.  The scene is what one would imagine is usual among southern rural laborers who earn a living on their own land.  Whole families are involved in the labor, and women and men work together at whatever needs to be done to ensure a successful harvest. (from: Depression Post Office Murals and Southern Culture by Sue Bridwell Beckham)

The Vermilion Historical Society has a new addition
 to it's permanent exhibit:

A complete Chamber Set, circa:1844

donated by Ms. Heloise Broussard

 

NEW Arrival at the Center!

 

"Journey's into the Past"

Abbeville, Louisiana: The Early Years

    by Ken Dupuy

Now available for purchase through the Cultural Center Museum and Art Gallery,
located at 200 N. Magdalen Square, Abbeville, LA

Ph: 337-898-4114

and at The Depot Gift Shop located at 201 West Lafayette St., Abbeville, LA

Ph: 337-740-2112

and at Gary Theall Law Office located at 120 Peace St., Abbeville, LA

Ph: 337-893-7142

Selling Price: $40.00 each