Community Groups

Galvez Chapter

Galvez Chapter

NSDAR - Daughters of the American Revolution

Group Contact - Louise Ganucheau
E-mail: lganucheau@gmail.com

Our Mission

The mission of DAR is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Members of Galvez Chapter assisted Acadian Village by adopting flower beds in front of one of the historic houses. This endeavor falls under our mission of historic preservation and our conservation committee. The original beds were rectangular. We removed the bricks and created a larger bed with a curved border. We cleaned out weeds and dead plants, added soil, and re-planted new plants and flowers.

Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club Photos

Group Contact - Clayton Choate
E-mail: clayton@helm-group.net

Our Mission

Assisting individuals with hearing loss, promoting hearing health awareness, and supporting various causes to make our community a better place to live.

The Sertoma Club members volunteer at LARC's Acadian Village to maintain the interior and exterior of the Thibodeaux house. They come once a quarter to dust, sweep, mop and clean all the glass displays and artifacts in the home and also spruce up the flowerbeds.

Acadiana Native Plant Project

Group Contact - Louise Ganucheau
E-mail: mail@greauxnative.org

Our Mission

The mission of the Acadiana Native Plant Project is to promote the use of native plants in our landscape. Together we are Connecting habitats, one garden at a time. The Acadian Village Demonstration Garden is a showcase of how plants native to our region can be incorporated beautifully into a home landscape to create habitat for pollinators and birds.

Scenic Lafayette is our organization. Azalea Trail is a committee of this organization.

Group Contact - Mrs. Denise Richard Lanclos , Co Chair of Azalea Trail Committee
Azalea Trail Website: https://www.azaleatrail.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LanclosDenise
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Profile/AzaleaTrailLAUSA

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the visual character of Lafayette's natural and built environment. Founded in 2014, Scenic Lafayette promotes beauty as a valuable asset for all who live, visit, and conduct business in our communities. Scenic Lafayette is a citizen-based advocacy group that collaborates with local/regional government and like-minded civic organizations to assure positive outcomes for beautification in our communities.

Our contribution to Acadian Village is to provide the Formosa evergreen azaleas in an effort to beautify the grounds and promote our "Azalea City" certification, which Lafayette received national certification as an "Azalea City" in 2016 by the Azalea Society of America.

Louisiana Monarch Butterfly Project

Group Contact - Gordon Lavergne, Project Manager and D.J. Stout, Project Coordinator
E-mail: Louisianambp18@gmail.com

Our Mission

Louisiana Monarch Butterfly Project in cooperation with LARC's Acadian Village is establishing a Monarch Butterfly Habitat to preserve this iconic species which is being added to the endangered species list. We will be raising Monarch caterpillars and Monarch butterflies on the grounds of the village and will actively engage the public in educational efforts and volunteerism to preserve the species. We will also be growing milkweed plants which are essential to the Monarch which is the ONLY plant needed to sustain the caterpillar development and metamorphosis into the Monarch Butterfly.