If you go to Cajun country the little town of Eunice is a must . The National Park dedicated to Cajuns is here next to the Liberty Theater . Down the street are two small treasures.
Several years ago when I was there I was headed to the Cajun music hall of fame. As I got out of my car I was greeted by an elderly lady on the porch of the museum next door . She asked me if I was coming to her museum. What could I say? I made a left turn from my orginal destination and said, "Oh, sure ."
This museum is the Eunice city museum. Mrs. Petrie I believe her name was is the head of the museum. It was a rainy spring day. I must have been the first person there that day. She showed me everything in the museum. It is one of those museums stuffed with everything .
Some of the items are real treasures. The Madi Gras costumes for a very different kind of Madi Gras than in New Orleans. She also had tapes of various Cajun music concerts. She invited me to pull up a rocking chair and watch a video. I did .
Turns out the lady is the widow of a hall of fame Cajun fiddler .
The Cajun hall of fame next door had his fiddle in their museum. It too is worth visiting . Especially if you like Cajun music.
Ltkepper, I hope the museum is still there with Mrs. Petrie running it . Actually she ran the city museum . The Hall of Fame is next door. Was such a fun place to visit. The Liberty Theatre is just down the street and the Cajun National Park headquarters is right there too. I too love Cajun music. Have Mamou Playboys on my ipod.