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Geographer William Darby described an aerial view of Opelousas in 1817 as

 “A vast expanse of natural meadows…

with thousands of cattle and horses of all sizes scattered…in wild confusion.”

Upcoming Events

  • Le Petite Fiddles Exhibit Coming to Downtown Opelousas
    232 S Court St
    Nov 28, 2020, 10:30 AM
    232 S Court St, 232 S Court St, Opelousas, LA 70570, USA
    Opelousas Tourism, along with the Celebrate Opelousas 300 Commission and Opelousas Main Street, announces the arrival of a new exhibit, Le Petite Fiddles. The exhibit will be unveiled Saturday, November 28, at 10:30 am at the outside window of Lagniappe Vape Shop.

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300 Years at
le Poste de Opelousas
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Project Staff & Consultants

Melanie Lee-Lebouef

Amisha Thibeaux

Kaia Winfrey

Jennifer Ritter Guidry

Carola L. Hartley

Sarah Sterling

Julia Fontenot

Jameelah Pickens

Brad Chavis

Herman Fuselier

Project Contributors

Etha Amling, Cabbot Ballard, Laura Barber, Doris Barrow, Alton Broussard, Ronald Carrier, Lena Charles, Joe Citizen, Marty Cosgrove, Lucius Doucet, Patrick Fontenot, Herman Fuselier, Wesley Guidroz, Carola Hartley, Rebecca Henry, Eva Iford, Florella Inhern, Slyvia and Charles Morel, Bob Morrison, Estelle Perrault, Charles Renaud, Lee T Roberts, Seth Robin, Martin Roy, Jr., Paul Scott, Anthony Standberry, Goldman Thibodeaux, Susan and Joe Urban 

Special Thanks to the University of Louisiana Division of Archives

*Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Celebrate 300 Opelousas Tricentennial Project will be a milestone celebration of events and programs that reflect the diverse cultural heritage of our area. 

Email: opelousas2020@gmail.com

Phone: 337.948.6263

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