LA State Exhibit Museum Presents
Oyster Industry & Cenac Family Exhibit
The Friends of LSEM, Inc. announce the opening of an extraordinary exhibit of the CENAC FAMILY, OYSTER INDUSTRY EXHIBIT AT LOUISIANA STATE EXHIBIT MUSEUM. Museum Director Wayne Waddell invites the public to attend the opening of the exhibit, “The Celebrated Houma Oyster: The History of Early Houma, Terrebonne Parish and the Cenac Family,” during a reception on Saturday, October 20 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The exhibit documents the oyster industry in Houma and Terrebonne Parish as well as the instrumental role the Cenac family played in its growth and development.
Dr. Christopher E. Cenac Sr., will sign copies of his book, “Eyes of an Eagle, Jean Pierre Cenac, Patriarch.” Born and raised in Houma, Dr. Cenac developed an interest in his family’s history at a young age. He later began collecting documents and stories that traced the Cenac family to its origins in France. The display includes personal photographs and artifacts such as china oyster plates, crystal oyster goblets and silver oyster forks as well as memorabilia accumulated by Cenac during his research for the book.
“We are pleased to host an exhibit featuring a family with deep ties to our state,” Museum Director Wayne Waddell said. “The Cenacs are an integral component in the history of both southeast Louisiana and the oyster industry.”
The exhibit will be on display until January 31, 2013. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular museum hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 3015 Greenwood Road, between Hearne and Jewella Streets.
Admission is free and tours are available by appointment. For more information about the Friends of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Inc. go to www.friendsoflsem.org and for the Secretary of State’s Museums Program, please visit our Web site at http://www.sos.la.gov/museums.