Yesterday's Tomorrows Celebrates the Past, Opens the Future
Something was buried on the grounds of the Jeanerette Museum ten years ago. Find out what it was as a time capsule is unearthed and its contents examined during the celebration of Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Uncovering the Past at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at the museum located at 500 E. Main Street, Jeanerette.
A decade ago while Facebook was being launched and the world was becoming more digital, the Jeanerette Museum was exploring visions of the future as it hosted Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. The traveling exhibit developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service was part of the Museum on Main Street program, a program of the Smithsonian Institution and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities along with state humanities councils in rural America.
The Jeanerette Museum will be celebrating by unearthing a time capsule that was buried on the museum grounds during the time of the exhibit. School children, who are now adults, have been invited to return to inspect the items that were placed in the capsule from their schools.
“We are excited about unearthing the time capsule that was placed at the museum. We are very interested in finding out what the time capsule contains and how it has survived over the last ten years,” said Andre Rosamond, chairman of the museum board.
The events of the day will also feature the introduction of the Jeanerette Museum’s new exhibit, Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Uncovering the Past, comprised of details of Jeanerette history. The exhibit explores the past through photographs collected from the public and from the museum's collection.
The museum will also open an art exhibit completed by the students of Jeanerette Senior High School. The new exhibit, Our Future is Out of This World, is focused on the views of the future of Jeanerette provided in a selection of scenes.
"The museum is very excited to open this art exhibit showing the talent of our local youth," said Gail Garcia, Museum Vice Chair. "We are amazed at the talent of the students in the community and are looking forward to the show."
For more information on these free events contact the Jeanerette Museum at 337-276-4408 from Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the museum online at www.jeanerettemuseum.com, find the museum on Facebook or email jeanerettemuseum.com.
Gal Holiday and the
Honky Tonk Revue
A Tour of Country Western, Swing, Folk and American Music
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
With a sound that conjures Patsy Cline, a Johnny Cash attitude and a reverence for Merle Haggard and Bob Wills, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue pull from the best of Honky Tonk, Western Swing and Rockabilly classics (and a few originals) to create a show that is pure American roots.
Take a trip through the history of American history through this engaging program with a focus on country and western music of the 20th century.