European Roots of Cajun & Creole Mardi Gras

Although they are different in many ways, Cajun and Creole Courir de Mardi Gras and New Orleans-style parades share the same European roots. Learn about the origins of these traditions in this explanation provided by Larry Miller. End-of-Winter Parties in Europe Before there were centralized governments in France and other European nations, each kingdom area […]

A Visit with Cajun Culture Bearer & Acadia Accordion Maker, Larry Miller

It was a bright morning in early June when we received a surprise visit from a local legend. Mr. Larry Miller, Cajun instrument maker from Iota, came that morning bearing a gift. It was a rudimentary instrument fashioned from 2 spoons and a piece of wood, and he brought it to be used for a […]