Vermilionville receives $25,000 NEA grant

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Supporting Vermilionville's education initiative

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:09pm

After applying last year, Vermilionville has received a $25,000 NEA grant to support their education initiative.  Vermilionville is moving in an education direction to show how lessons there can coordinate with what teachers are already doing in the classroom, and bring the students to Vermilionville for an outside-classroom experience.

"It's really wonderful because it brings our artisans into the classrooms, and it brings also a teaching artist that shows how they can connect what they learned.  They can see how traditions are passed through, and to go into their families and find out where those traditions are passed through.  It really makes that connection on the importance of the past and the present," says Jolie Johnson, Museum Operations Coordinator.

This grant will help the museum carry out the 2013-14 school year with two schools in Lafayette Parish.  Right now the program is focusing on students in the eighth grade, but looks forward to partnering up with many schools throughout the Acadiana area in the future.

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