The Billeaud House comes from the Billeaud Sugar Plantation in Broussard, Louisiana. It was built prior to the Civil War. Today it is used as our spinning and weaving cottage.
One of the looms is origina,l being 150 years old. The other is a replica, built locally by 72-year old Mr. Whitney Breaux.
Homespun blankets and clothes were woven from white cotton, native to Louisiana, and brown cotton which was introduced from Mexico to the Acadians.