February 02, 2010
A CAJUN VALENTINE
Join the city of St. Martinville, Acadian Memorial, Cultural
Heritage Center at the most romantic and most photographed oak tree
in the United States, a most important aspect of intrigue and
adventure that can bring romance to couples for Valentine Day!
On February 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Longfellow's poem, "Evangeline"
the romance behind it will be part of a tribute to all couples who
were married or engaged under the famous oak tree in St.
Martinville. Many marriage proposals and weddings occurred under the
boughs of this famous and magnificent oak tree situated along the
Bayou Teche. Some of these couples will tell about their reason for
coming to this romantic town and famous tree to keep a most precious
memory of their marriage and proposal.
Peggy Hulin with Old Castillo Hotel: La Place du Evangeline, ( 220
Evangeline Blvd, St. Martinville 337.394.4010 ) will co-host the
event, and the city of St. Martinville invites all couples to be a
part of this annual romantic celebration. Come enjoy a Valentine
romance "Cajun Style" then dine in our historic city.
Enjoy a reception with music, door prizes, lecture on Longfellow's
"Evangeline" and the influence this story has on romance for couples
and the history of the Acadian/Cajuns. Come early and catch the 1929
film of "Evangeline" shown at the Acadian Memorial Conference Room
South New Market~ 337.394.2258.
Free and open to the public.
Brenda Comeaux Trahan
Curator Director Acadian Memorial & Museum of the A.M.
Director of St. Martinville Department of Tourism
www.acadianmemorial.org & www.stmartinville.org