Monday, January 27, 2014

History in an Airstream coming to a venue near you!

     One can say history is a living, breathing study, always changing as time marches on. At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, history travels as well. In a vintage Airstream trailer to be exact.
     It’s all part of the school’s Department of History, Geography and Philosophy’s Public History program. Called “Museum on the Move,” the Airstream contains an exhibit that travels, bringing history to the public. This year’s exhibit is “Crossing the Line: Louisiana Women in a Century of Change.” 
     The mobile museum will visit the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, the perfect opportunity for the public to check out this innovative history lesson. 
     “The project creates a unique opportunity for our students to take history out of the classroom and share it with the public,” said Dr. Robert Carriker, department head.
Also at the Market this week, Master Gardener MaryAnn Armbruster will lead a workshop at 10 a.m. about how to turn kitchen and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for lawns and gardens. Local musicians Christine Balfa and Ryan Brunet will lead this Saturday’s Cajun jam, which takes place at the Market each week from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
     And lest you whine that it’s too cold to brave the elements at a farmers market, the forecast calls for a high around 70 degrees this Saturday!
     The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at The Horse Farm is a venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors. The Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine. For more information, visit

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