From historic museums exploring everything from our musical or spiritual heritage to how food gets to your table, along with outdoors from hiking greens to golfing greens, and shopping authentic main streets and arts, boutiques, antiques and uniques as well as a beautiful, cultural drive along our Zydeco Cajun Prairie Byway, enjoy the attractions of Acadia, Cajun Harvest Country.
The Crowley Art Association serves to promote, support, encourage, and advance the arts in the community. Local artists on exhibit in the gallery. They offer classes or paint parties to groups for a set price. Public and private parties are available.
The museum houses a wealth of information on the German families who settled in Acadia, their culture and traditions, and how their lives in the Cove were affected by historic events, like World War II. Additionally, the Roberts Cove German Heritage Museum is a wonderful resource for genealogists or anyone seeking information on the area’s early settlers.
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm, or by appointment.
Gravesite of Charlene Richard, “the little Cajun Saint.”
Charlene was born January 13, 1947. After being diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia, she died on August 11, 1959, at the age of 12. During her confinement in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, Charlene would offer her prayers and suffering to God each day for the benefit of others.
“She was a faith-filled little girl,” said Fr Joseph Brennan, a priest for the Diocese of Lafayette, who was serving as hospital chaplain and ministered to Charlene during her final days.
Charlene Richard is well on her way to achieving sainthood as a result of the many who believe to have witnessed miracles after praying for Charlene’s intercession. Every year, pilgrimages are made to her gravesite by those who believe that she might heal them.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, and on the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation‘s 2022 Endangered Places List. The Istre Cemetery is significant for its unique grave houses, small Acadian-style houses built to shelter the graves. No one knows exactly why they were built, but only 3 of the original grave houses still exist.