Pride-Chaneyville 9th Annual Community History Festival

The whole family is invited to come enjoy a day of FREE FUN at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, for the 9th Annual Community History Festival! This year’s theme is ‘50s Flashback, and we’ll celebrate a blast from the past that’s loaded with vintage games, fun crafts, music, delicious food, a sock hop and more! Activities also will include a live horseshoeing demonstration, farm animals, face painting, pumpkin painting, sack races and of course, the Old-Fashioned Cake Walk. Local vendors will be available for the purchase of homemade and handcrafted items. For more information, call the Pride-Chaneyville Circulation Desk at (225) 658-1540.

History Harvest: 2016 Floods

Were you or your family affected by the August 2016 floods? Did you participate in emergency response or cleanup? The Department of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette wants to hear your story.

Sunday, August 13th from 2-6 PM, ULL researchers will conduct short oral history interviews with flood victims, responders, and volunteers to preserve a history of the community’s response to disasters. Interviews will focus on events during and after the flood, how it affected the wider community of Baton Rouge, and how the disaster and community response compared to other events in Baton Rouge’s history.

This “History Harvest” is part of a larger study on community disaster response. For more information, please contact Dr. Liz Skilton, Assistant Professor of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, skilton@louisiana.edu.