Julien Poydras Center New Roads, LA
Thanks to all who attended the 5th Annual Foundations of Pointe Coupée Community Series Forum on Saturday October 19th. Stay tuned...an epublication and videos from the event to be available on this site January 2014. All forum admission proceeds will benefit the effort to preserve Pointe Coupée's 52 volumes of historical civil records in dire need of preservation. Fundraising is ongoing until all volumes have been properly conserved. Please consider donating to preserve Pointe Coupée's rich heritage! Donations accepted by: The Pointe Coupée Historical Society | 500 West Main Street | New Roads, LA 70760
Saturday January 11, 2014
Post Civil War Pointe Coupée: An Abrupt Transformation As part of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Civil War Sesquicentennial Speaker series, Historian Julie E. Lee will offer an engaging glimpse into Pointe Coupée's post Civil War experience. Incorporating recollections garnered from the French American Claims Commission & Southern Claims Commission records with diaries, journals, original records and images, the history will unfold. The Pointe Coupée Historical Society will be showcasing a complementary exhibit in the gallery.
Online registration will be available November 2013.
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We are in the process of upgrading this resource to an online encyclopedia.
During this process, the content in the Archives is not accessible.
We appreciate your interest and patience while being developed. Please stay tuned for the launch of the online encyclopedia!
Welcome to Pointe Coupée Parish History, a virtual lens connecting the past to the present for Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana. Founded in the early 18th century, as part of the vast French colony of la Louisiane, her heritage is embedded in French Louisiana Creole traditions influenced by Spanish and American. A history rich in purpose, people, and culture—enveloped in a breath-taking natural environment.
History belongs to each of us. Our Archives liberate the story of Pointe Coupée. Here you will find content categorized by historical eras, reviving the words of the past through transcriptions and translations of original records, as well as a documented e-book enhanced by excerpts in audio.
A public and educational resource, we make it accessible to community, teachers, students, and professionals alike. More than just an opportunity to browse and learn, everyone can participate, contribute, and comment about Pointe Coupée Parish. Unique features assist teachers and students in engaging and interactive learning.
Now Available Brian J. Costello's book A History of Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana Murray G. Le Beau Memorial Edition