660 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
- Nov 06, 2022 Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum from noon-2:30 p.m. You are invited to join Capitol Park Museum and Acadian Brown Cotton for their November 6 discussion, Continuing Textile Traditions: Acadian Brown Cotton, 250 Years of Louisiana History. This event is free & open to all thanks to “Free First Sunday” at Capitol Park Museum, sponsored by the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum.
Much of the world thinks that “traditional textile cultures” are in countries far from US soil. Not necessarily so. Acadian Brown Cotton will be offering a panel discussion with Acadian Brown Cotton Project in Louisiana, which documents, preserves and promotes Louisiana’s unique heirloom cotton. Join them to hear from the team of people who contribute to enriching lives and boosting the local economy:
Jennie Lallande, Acadiana Grower Alliance, farmer, ginner, and educator, will highlight the agricultural aspects of the project, including the importance of regenerative agriculture in the climate change struggle.
Randon Dufrene, ABC grower and business manager of Acadian Brown Cotton, will present the need for a local fiber mill and why Belfast Mini mill suits the project.
Sharon Donnan, WARP member, documentary filmmaker, retired from a life in costumes and textiles, and founder of the Acadian Brown Cotton Project, will introduce these members of the team and others, giving them an overview of how it all began and what they have accomplished so far.
And Suzanne Breaux demonstrating weaving with her portable loom!