Jeanerette Museum honors founding members tonight

The Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum will honor two of its founding members, Anna Joyce Breaux and Teletha Davis Duchane at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10 in the museum’s annex. The museum is located at 500 E. Main St.

The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum was formed in 1976 by dedicated museum board members and community leaders. The museum is a Victorian style home dating back to 1902.

The public is invited to attend a special reception as the museum honors Breaux and Duchane for their dedication as founding members. A list of all founding members will also be read during the event to honor their contribution.

Breaux served as a teacher and librarian for more than 50 years and has been an active member of the Jeanerette community. She also taught adult education to veterans.

In addition to serving as an original board member of the Jeanerette Museum, Breaux has been a member of Entre Nous for 62 years holding many offices including two terms as president. She was a charter member of the Jea nerette Business and Professional Women’s organization and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Louisiana Retired Teachers’ Association, and the Iberia Cultural Resources Association.

Duchane, became the first secretary of the Jeanerette Museum board in 1976. As secretary she helped to write the first by-laws for the museum. She traveled to Baton Rouge to the state capital to gain approval for a grant used to begin the museum.

Duchane has also worked in Jeanerette as a commissioner of voters for many years. She and her husband, Nolan Duchane, have been dedicated residents of the Jeanerette community many years.

For information on this free program, call the museum at 337-276-4408 or email:

jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com.

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