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IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA 2021

SHADOWS ON THE TECHE Exciting changes coming to the Teche Area’s most historic home

7 MUST SEE MURALS The public artwork keeping New Iberia bright & beautiful

THE BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM Celebrating a milestone birthday and two anticipated additions


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CONTENTS

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24 New Iberia’s Master Plan

At A Glance

1 0 10 Things To Do

28 Updates from Iberia Airport Authority

1 2 Exploring the Landmarks

of New Iberia’s Rich History

14 Bayou Teche Museum

30 Shadows on the Teche: Insightful Updates 32 The Sugar Cane Festival Celebrates 80 Years

Celebrates a Decade and George Rodrigue Gets a Park

34 Positively Iberia!

16 7 Murals

Making New Iberia Beautiful

20 Iberia Parish Map

The Silver Lining of Iberia Parish

36 New Comers Guide 38 Employer Fact Sheet

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PUBLISHER Shanna Dickens Shanna.dickens@daily-iberian.com Discover Iberia is the official community resource guide for Iberia Parish. Published by Acadiana Lifestyle in cooperation with Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, Iberia Parish Government and Iberia Industrial Development Foundation and the City of New Iberia. Acadiana Lifestyle 124 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560 337-365-2222

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AT A GLANCE

Iberia Parish, Louisiana

History In 1779, a group of about 500 Spanish settlers led by Francisco Bouligny moved from Spain to Louisiana and founded the city of New Iberia on the Banks of the Bayou Teche. Named after their Iberian Peninsula, Nueva Iberia was then settled by Acadians who were exiled from Nova Scotia, Canada. The town officially became known as New Iberia in 1847, and the parish was created in 1868.

Location Iberia Parish is strategically located on Louisiana’s coast between New Orleans and Houston in the southwestern part of the state known as Acadiana. The parish is made up of 1,031 square miles, 575 of those land and 456 of them water.

Key Areas

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Other important moments in the parish’s history include the first steamboat arriving in 1820, New Iberia Little Theater established in 1923, Acadiana Regional Airport opened in 1996 and the first Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival was held in 1941. To learn more about the parish and its history, visit the Bayou Teche Museum. A true community effort located on Main Street in New Iberia, the museum traces the roots of the parish through exhibits on the sugar and steamship industries, author James Lee Burke, artist George Rodrigue and the Civil War.

Iberia African American Historical Society Explosion marker is located on Main Street New Iberia.

Cultural Resources There is no shortage of culture in Iberia Parish’s melting pot of French, Spanish, Acadian and African American heritage. Cultural gems range from Avery Island to Rip Van Winkle Gardens, sites related to author James Lee Burke and artist George Rodrigue, National Trust historic site Shadows-on-the-Teche, the oldest operating rice mill in the U.S. and a nationally accredited Main Street. Read on to find itineraries related to these attractions and many more in the Parish.

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Iberia African American Historical Society Expulsion Marker One of two markers, the first one acknowledges Louisiana’s first black female physician, New Iberia native Dr. Emma Wakefield.

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Personalized protection “Books Along The Teche Literary Festival” April 9-11, 2021 Downtown Main Street, New Iberia “Symphony Sunday in the Park” Outdoor Pops Concert April 11, 2021 at 3:00pm in New Iberia City Park “Stars and Stripes - A Musical Celebration” June 27, 2021 at 3:00pm at the Sugar Cane Festival Building “A Night At The Essanee” August 2021 at the IPAL Essanee Theatre “New Iberia Beneath the Balconies” Fall 2021 Downtown Main Street New Iberia “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert November 28, 2021 at 3:00pm at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 312 Marie Street | New Iberia, LA 70563 | Phone (337) 298-7964 www.iberiacultural.com | info@iberiacultural.org

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10 Things To Do Fill your calendar with stops throughout Iberia Parish

Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Gumbo Cookoff Every second weekend of October the Iberia Chamber hosts the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff and even 2020 wasn’t going to stop the event. Virtual masterclasses with past champions and a live cooking demonstration with chef Amy Sins kept the tradition alive.

Books Along The Shadows-on-theTeche Literary Festival Teche Plein Air Competition The famed literary festival is one of the most unique in the area. While 2020 may have kept the festival from being held in person, the bibliophiles behind the fest are busy planning this year’s. Bookmark your calendar for April 9-11, 2021. Visit their Facebook page for more information about Louisiana’s literature to hold you over in the meantime.

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On March 13-19, 2021 you won’t want to miss the plein air painting competition! Witness art in the making right before your eyes here in Iberia Parish, or take a crack at joining in on the creation yourself.

George Rodrigue Park Take a journey to the brand new George Rodrigue Park located right here in Iberia Parish. Complete with an eight-foot-tall cut out of George Rodrigue’s famous blue pup, this spot is not one to miss.

Iberia African American Historical Society Expulsion state historical marker Stop on Main Street to see the historical marker acknowledging the expulsion of African American doctors and the NAACP from New Iberia in 1944.


Jane’s Seafood A unique combination of Seafood and Chinese food, this New Iberia staple has won many awards from its patrons in the annual Best of the Teche survey. If you can find an open table, feast upon classic fried and boiled seafood alongside some authentic Chinese dishes.

Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market On the first Saturday of every month, head to the gateway to the Gulf in Delcambre and experience true shore to door cuisine. They offer the freshest seafood available along with other farmers market fare. Check out their Facebook page to keep up to date on what you expect from the market.

Tensas Tower B & B Within walking distance to Main Street this luxurious B&B is something marvelous to see. Complete with contemporary architecture and a boat dock ready for your fishing excursions.

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Feeling nutty? Stop by the Cane River Pecan Company. Since 1982 these little wonders have provided the region with tasty treats good for the whole family. Order in person or have them shipped straight to your home.

Enjoying their new spot on Main Street, Preservation is an intimate, social restaurant and bar, specializing in the use of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Their bar features some of the most creative cocktails around. Live local musicians is the cherry on top of an already festive atmosphere.

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CULTURE

Exploring the landmarks of New Iberia’s rich history

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ounded in 1779 by a group of Spaniards from Malaga, “Nueva Iberia” would grow from an outpost of 500 people to a city of 30,000. Nueva Iberia’s first post office was established in 1814, with the town incorporating in 1839 as “Iberia.” It wasn’t until 1847 that New Iberia received its current name by the state legislature. With its 241 year history, New Iberia has grown and changed with the times, yet so many things have stayed the same. The East Main Street Historic District of New Iberia contains 71 buildings, 57 of which are considered contributing properties of historic value. Shadows-on-the-Teche, a two-and-a-half-story, 16 room house, built in 1834, is one of these historic sites. With charming shops, beautiful atmosphere and southern charm, this location best shows off what New Iberia is and was. In 1868 on Avery Island, right on the outskirts of the city of New Iberia, the McIlhenny Tabasco Company was founded, creators of the world loved Tabasco brand of hot sauces. There is a self guided walking tour of this famous site. The Joseph Jefferson House, which sits on the acclaimed Rip Van Winkle Gardens, was built in 1870 and resides on the list of the National Register of Historical Places. The Gardens boasts 15 acres of semi-tropical gardens residing among 350-year-old oak trees and a picturesque lake, available for tours and events.

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Bouligny Plaza was the location of New Iberia’s first courthouse, which stood from 1884 to 1940, where it was moved to its current location on Iberia Street. Now it is a charming park in the center of New Iberia, which hosts the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff every second weekend in October. Taste the best in one of the signature Cajun and Creole dishes. The New Iberia Rail Depot was built in 1900 by Texas and New Orleans Railroad, a predecessor to the Southern Pacific Railroad. The New Iberia train depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 2013 was reinvigorated by a $1,250 grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation to be more welcoming to its riders. This station was part of the original Louisiana to California line, allowing residents to explore the country during the times of the frontier. The Conrad Rice Mill, located at 307 Ann Street, was built in 1912 and is the oldest independently running rice mill in the United States. Tours are available at this historic site of American industry. In 1935, the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair started in Plaquemine, but was moved to New Iberia in 1937. This festival, which occurs near the end of September, celebrates the impact of the sugar industry on the state and Iberia Parish. If you can make it, watch the crowning of Queen Sugar, chosen from contestants from each of Louisiana’s sugar producing parishes and King Sucrose, chosen from members of Louisiana’s sugar industry. New Iberia has many more pieces of history waiting to be discovered for the intrepid explorer and tourist, jump in.


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Bayou Teche Museum Celebrates a Decade and George Rodrigue Gets a Park For a decade, the Bayou Teche Museum has displayed its collection of artifacts and memorabilia that tell the historic story of the Queen City and how it has evolved through culture, economy and its people. This past year the museum celebrated turning double-digits with expansion and a newly renovated Donald “Doc” Voorhies wing. With the generous donation made by Doc and other benefactors, the museum was able to purchase the building adjacent to the museum, which will allow for more classrooms, galleries and exhibits. The renovation of the museum will happen in phases with Phase 1 being complete, and Phase 2 to start in March 2021. Phase 3 will follow once funding and plans are approved. Phase 2 will include a stairway to the second floor and an opening between the existing museum and the newly acquired building, adding 10,000 square feet to the whole museum. The first floor, to be called “Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Exhibit Hall,” will function as an open space that will host events such as lectures,

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student activities, art and other rotating exhibits. The hall will offer history kiosks where visitors can listen to stories from Iberia Parish residents. Native New Iberian and former Governor of Louisiana, Blanco will be honored with a permanent exhibit displaying her desk and chair she used while in office. The second floor will also be used as a gathering space and will include a balcony, research library and archives. This will also be the new home of the expanded George Rodrigue Studio exhibit that houses the internationally acclaimed Blue Dog artist and native New Iberian’s unfinished painting he was working on at the time of his death in 2013. Also part of the museum expansion and rehab is the George Rodrigue Pocket Park ,which has begun construction. There is already a three-sided, three-colored, 8-foot statue of the Blue Dog purchased with donations from Iberia Parish residents and future plans consist of an arbor, trees, parking, landscape, a George Rodrigue biography wall and benches.


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7 Murals Making New Iberia Beautiful

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f you stroll through New Iberia, chances are you will spot an intricate piece of art painted on the side of an historic building or along a random wall. These murals not only add beauty to the city, but also represent the artistic culture prevalent in New Iberia and symbolize the unity of the residents. One such mural demonstrates how the people of New Iberia are all too eager to beautify the city and showcase their beloved home. The Super Shell Spruce Up mural started with the desire of New Iberia residents to, well, spruce up the abandoned building that sits at the entrance of the city. The vacant building needed an embracing vibe, one that made the residents of New Iberia proud to welcome visitors to their city. So, residents Josh and Tiffani Pellerin along with local artist Paul Schexnayder took it upon themselves to ask the owners of the building if they could propose a way to improve the aesthetic of the vacant space. They suggested a mural that captured the essence of their little part of Acadiana. After a few discussions and design ideas, the final draft was agreed upon and the community came together to help. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, power washing, paint and even financial support were donated. Over weekends of rehabbing the old building, volunteers showed up to help, portraying the adoration and pride the community truly has for New Iberia. The result is an amazing piece of work that represents the community and the attributes that are unique to the area. Tabasco, sugar

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cane, sugar mills and the gumbo cookoff beam through the vibrant paint colors. And the once overtrodden building that dared people to enter the Queen City, now invites them to relish in her splendor. Other cool murals to see around New Iberia that serve as a cultural backdrop as well as amazing photo ops: Seven Kings This mural created by Paul Schexnayder is located off St. Peter Street on a wall near First United Methodist Church. Each king is carrying a gift that represents the city of New Iberia. I Love New Iberia Another mural by Schexnayder is located off Banks Street that depicts New Iberia festivals and local events. Ms. Helen’s Biscuits Schexnayder completed this mural paying homage to Ms. Helen Johnson and her infamous biscuits that she used to serve up at Helen’s Cafeteria. Alligator Mural Mary Lacy may be from Vermont, but her depiction of the south can be seen on this Main Street building. The Mill of New Iberia The old smokestacks located at E. Main and N. Lewis Streets were a magnet for graffiti artists, so owner Jonathan Derise decided to allow these artists to finish their art. It is now a photographer’s dream backdrop. The House of Rudolph Created by local artist Jimmy Rink and his wife, the scene is located at St. Edwards School to pay tribute to its founder St. Katharine Drexel.


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A Spot for Tea ..................................................5 A-Bears Diner ..................................................1 Anointed Soul Food.........................................2 Antique Rose Ville ...........................................3 Billeaud’s Too...................................................7 Bojangles Sushi and Oyster Bar ..................8 Bon Creole .......................................................9 Brenda’s Dine In & Take Out.......................10 Café Jefferson @ Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens ..............................11 Cajun Glaze Donuts ......................................14 Calabria .......................................................... 21 Caribbean Ice Co. ..........................................15 Coffee House..................................................16 Cool Scene .....................................................17 Cooper Street.................................................18 Duffy’s Diner ................................................. 20 El Mariachi Mexican Cuisine......................22 El Mexicano ...................................................23 Fixin’ 2 be Fit .................................................27 Fudge It.......................................................... 25 Golden Wok ................................................... 26 Guadalajara Mexican Grill ...........................12 Hot Wok ......................................................... 28 Jane’s Seafood & Chinese Restaurant .... 29 Kim’s Chinese ............................................... 30 King’s Seafood Express ...............................47 Landry’s Seafood & Steakhouse of Jeanerette .......................... 31 Landry’s Seafood & Steakhouse of New Iberia ...........................32 La Pizza Mia ..................................................33 Lee’s Seafood ................................................34 Legnon’s Boucherie ..................................... 35 LeJeune’s Bakery ......................................... 36 Meche’s Donuts ........................................... 38 Moore’s II Cafe............................................. 39 Olympus ......................................................... 40 Paradise Pizza ...............................................42 Pearl House ....................................................43 Pelicans on the Bayou .................................44 Pho Ly Ly ........................................................ 45 Preservation Bar & Grill.................................6 R & M’s Boiling Point ................................. 46 Shawarma Guys New Iberia ..........................4 Seafood Connection..................................... 48 Seafood Connection #2 .............................. 49 Snowball Factory ..........................................13 TABASCO® Restaurant 1868 ..................... 50 T-Bob’s Seafood ............................................52 Teche Café ......................................................53 Theriot’s Deli..................................................54 Tiger Inn ........................................................ 55 Tokyo Japanese Restaurant ....................... 56 Victor’s Cafeteria ........................................ 59

PLACES OF INTEREST

Acadian Ball Park............................................1 Acadiana Regional Airport .......................... 2 Amtrak Train Station ......................................3 Antique Rose Ville ...........................................4 Avery Island......................................................5 Bayou Carlin Cove ...........................................6 Bayou Teche ....................................................8 Bayou Teche Museum ....................................9 Bouligny Plaza ..............................................10 “Bunk” Johnson Jazz Collection Room & Grave ............. 11, 12 Burke House...................................................13 Cajun Bowl .......................................................7 Cane Row Golf & Turf .................................. 48 Church Alley Park & Bike Trail .................. 55 Cypremort Point State Park ........................14 Eddie’s Fruit Orchard ...................................15 Emerald Billiards ...........................................16 Episcopal Church of the Epiphany ...........17 Evangeline Theater now Sliman Theater..18 First United Methodist Church...................19 Fredrick Hotel now Evangeline Life .......... 20 Gebert Oak .................................................... 21 George Rodrigue Memorial Park................57 GLC Ranch ......................................................22 Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce ......23 Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes ....................24 Iberia Community Garden........................... 25 Iberia Parish Courthouse............................ 26 Iberia Parish Library .....................................27 Isle of Iberia RV Resort .............................. 28 Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce........... 29 Jeanerette Museum .................................... 30 Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens & Rip’s Rookery............................................ 31 Jungle Gardens .............................................32 KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill ...........................................33 Lake Fausse Pointe State Park ..................34 Leaning Oak Farm ........................................ 35 LeJeune’s Bakery ......................................... 36 Louisiana Pepperplex ...................................37 New Iberia City Park .................................. 38 North Pier Marina/Port of Delcambre ..... 39 Old New Iberia High School now School Days Apartments .................. 40 PJ Allain Waterfront Park & Sculptural Garden ........................................ 41 Paul Schexnayder Studio + Gallery.......... 56 Port of Iberia..................................................42 Post Office......................................................43 Rosary House .................................................44 Shadows-on-the-Teche ............................... 45 Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center ..... 46 Spanish Lake .................................................47 St. Peter’s Catholic Church........................ 49 SugArena ....................................................... 50 Sugar Oaks Golf Course.............................. 51 TABASCO® Factory Tours & Country Store......52 Wat Thammarattanaram Lao Buddhist Temple ....................................53 Willow Wood Park Multi-Purpose Center....54

HOTELS ◆ Candlewood Suites ......................................... 1 Days Inn & Suites ........................................... 2 Hampton Inn & Suites.................................... 3 Holiday Inn Express & Suites ....................... 4 Kajun Inn .......................................................... 5 La Quinta Inn & Suites................................... 6 Live Oak Inn ..................................................... 7 Motel 6.............................................................. 8 Quality Suites .................................................. 9 Ramada Conference Center .........................10 Southern Comfort Inn & Suites...................11 Southland Inn .................................................12 Super 8.............................................................13 Teche Motel ...................................................14

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Cypremort Point State Park ........................ 15 Isle of Iberia RV Resort ............................... 16 KOC Kampground ...........................................17 Lake Fausse Pointe State Park .................. 18 Oak Village RV Parks.................................... 19 Weeks Island RV Park..................................20

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Antique Rose Ville Carriage House B&B...21 Bayou Chateau & Chateau Royale ............. 22 Bayou House .................................................. 23 Bayou Pool House B&B ................................ 24 Bayou Teche Guest Cottage ........................25 Berry Bungalow .............................................35 Cabin on Bayou Petite Anse .......................26 Church Alley Chalet ...................................... 27 Coteau Chateau .............................................28 Designer Architect Bayou Gem ..................29 Estorge-Norton House B&B ........................30 Garden Cottage Guest Suite .......................31 Harry B. Hewes House ................................. 32 Historic Bungalow on the Teche ................ 33 Home in New Iberia ...................................... 34 Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens B&B ............................36 La Maison du Bayou ..................................... 37 Lu-Zan Suites ................................................38 Maison Le Rosier ..........................................39 Mrs. Ory Patout House B&B .......................40 Olive Branch Cottages .................................41 St. Peter House ............................................. 42 Sugar City Studio .......................................... 43 Tensas Tower.................................................. 44

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s part of Mayor Freddie DeCourt’s beautification efforts outlined in his Master Plan, Li’l Brooklyn, formerly known as Freetown, is on the agenda for a rehab project. There is already a park in the works for the neighborhood, and improvements and expansion that consist of sidewalks, murals and crosswalks are next on the itinerary. The efforts started with a meeting of the residents and turned into painting a few houses and planting landscapes, all in the hopes to help clean up the city. It truly became a community affair as volunteers came out to lend a helping hand brushing paint upon the trims and doors of homes and planting azaleas along the yards. Donations from Bayou Paints were offered to complete the exterior renovations of many of the homes and funds secured by the city of New Iberia, Main Street Association, and even donations from generous community members have been received and greatly appreciated for this cleanup gesture.

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Other agenda plans include: 1. Main neighborhood entry at Henry Street and Duperier Avenue. 2. Secondary neighborhood signage at boundary streets. 3. Banners on light poles on Henry Street. 4. Artistic crosswalks. 5. Encouraging murals and possible forming a partnership with building owners to create a neighborhood history mural. 6. Connecting sidewalks on Henry Street from Rosier Street to Allen Street. So next time you drive through Li’l Brooklyn and catch a glimpse of the fresh and vibrantly painted houses and immaculately trimmed gardens, remember that it took a village.


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Let’s Kick the Tires and Light the Fires: Updates from Iberia Airport Authority How Acadiana Regional Airport is Preparing for Takeoff The Acadiana Regional Airport is a general aviation airport, located just north of U.S. Highway 90 (the future Interstate 49 corridor) and just south of Louisiana Highway 82. After two years without an Airport Director, Maurice “Moe” Songy, a native of Louisiana living and working in Chattanooga, Tenn., was hired for the role. He shared the potentially bright future for the Acadiana Airport and the multi-phase plan to update this “diamond in the rough.” Update 1 A taxiway rehab project is in the works which will open doors to the north area of the field. Currently the taxiway is damaged and funds from the FAA and State DOTD Aviation Department are being allocated in the amount of 1.6 million dollars to refurbish it. Update 2 A modern fire station is in the design process and when complete, funding will be the next discussion. The design proposes a three-bay fire station with dayroom, office, kitchen and storage rooms. Update 3 Upgraded lighting for Aviation Exteriors. LED lighting will be installed, which will be energy saving and provide quality control for the employees of AVEX who paint the aircraft. Update 4 A new access road that leads to the south of the airport will provide better and faster transportation for businesses entering the airport. The industrial improvements will provide roundabouts and accommodate semi traffic. This will allow larger access to the airport and entice cargo companies to come to the area. Update 5 The FAA is working on a noise waiver that will allow more international aircrafts to be able to do business with Acadiana Regional Airport. As of

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now there is a law limiting the noise an aircraft can make in order to enter the U.S. This law does not exist outside of the U.S., so some international planes are too loud to enter U.S. airspace, prohibiting international cargo planes to enter the U.S. The proposal has been created and verbiage is now being worked on. Update 6 Presently there is a waitlist for hangar space, so the airport is always seeking more funding to create additional hangar space that will bring in more aircraft, which will lead to more revenue for these updates. The Acadiana Regional Airport has the ability to bring more business to Iberia Parish and create employment for its residents, thus the Iberia Airport Authority is continuously planning new ways to increase funding to maximize the potential of this local aviation airport.


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Shadows on the Teche:

Insightful Updates

In 1834, The Shadows was built on the banks of Bayou Teche for sugar planter David Weeks. Opened to the public in 1961 to showcase the history, culture and landscape of a much different era, The Shadows has vowed to educate its visitors and acknowledge the evolution of the community and the economy and to embolden the interest of preservation.

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A four-part lecture series funded by a Rebirth Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Iberia African American Historical Society is planned to take place in the spring. Four prominent speakers will hold lectures on Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights history. Speakers include Dr. Charles Vincent, Dr. Ian Beamish, Dr. Phebe Hayes, and Professor Kenetha Harrington. Playwright, Ifa Bayeza will also showcase her original theatrical production, Telling the Full History, which explores the African American story of the Shadows and New Iberia.

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The unveiling of a new orientation exhibit will provide visitors with a general overview of the site’s history.

To ensure a more in-depth and enjoyable visit to this historic home, the Shadows has been working on updates and new programs to add to the experience. 1.

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Interpretive signage has been installed throughout the grounds, providing additional historical background for visitors touring the gardens. The signage tells a more detailed story for those who lived and worked at the Weeks’ home while also strategically keeping onlookers onsite longer and spending more time downtown. Special focus/after hour tour experiences are in development that will allow a deeper dive into specific topics that will tell a more complete history of the Shadows and the people who once inhabited it.

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These new and stimulating updates to the Shadows will no-doubt add more authenticity and insight into the history and culture of New Iberia. Along with their regular calendar of events, The Shadows is sure to offer a memorable and rich experience to visitors. Check out these events and more at shadowsontheteche.org


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A tradition of achieving excellence Guided tours based on thousands of personal letters and business papers tell the full history of life and work on a sugar plantation. Address: 320 E. Main Street, New Iberia Hours: 10am – 4pm Monday thru Saturday (call for confirmed hours) Closed Sundays and major holidays Phone: (337) 369-6446 | Toll Free: (877) 200-4924 Website: www.ShadowsOnTheTeche.org Email: Shadows@ShadowsOnTheTeche.org

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The Sugar Cane Festival Celebrates 80 Years For the past 80 years (with the exception of 2020), New Iberia has hosted a five-day celebration honoring Louisiana’s significant sugarcane industry and kicking off harvest. As the Queen City preps for the annual festival each year, the bustling pride and excitement can be felt throughout the town. Business and homeowners decorate their exteriors honoring the culture and economy and residents even dress the part in jeans, Cajun Reeboks and red bandanas. Even as an outsider if you are visiting New Iberia during this distinctive festival, you can’t help but feel the admiration and dignity the community has for its home. The Sugar Cane Festival is unlike any other festival in that it takes over the entire city offering various events for the diverse culture.

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Here are 5 events of the Sugar Cane Festival you don’t want to miss. 1.

The Parades There are multiple parades honoring the industry and the residents of Iberia Parish. The Children’s parade features children made floats and dance teams; the Farmers’ Parade honors the hardworking men and women who sustain Louisiana’s most economical crop; and the Royalty Parade debuts the Sugar Queen of the year.

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The Street Fair Each day the street fair held at Bouligny Plaza provides local music, authentic cuisine, rides and entertainment.

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Farm Fest If you want to feel like you are in a real Lifetime movie, check out Farm Fest. Located at The Shadows on the Teche, Farm Fest offers family friendly activities and highlights the agricultural economy in Louisiana.

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Fais Do Do Dance the day away at the Fais Do Do, the world-famous Cajun dance party. Step to the unique sounds of accordions and washboards, and “pass you a good time.”

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Blessing of the Crop The event that kicks off all the festivities is the blessing of the crop praying for a successful sugar cane season and paying homage to God.


Iberia Is... OPPORTUNITY Iberia Parish is a great place to live, work and do business. Our abundant resources, strategic location and culture make our communities welcoming and inspiring. We’re committed to building opportunity for the future.

Iberiathan Parish Government a vital More 100 companies has currently role in planning and implementing call the Port of Iberia home with over economic development in Iberia 5,000 employees. Large sites of land Parish. Work has begun on the new are available and leaseAirport rates for Port Acadiana Regional Access publicly owned property are well Road, which will connect the Acadiana below market As the future Regional Airportvalue. and Progress Point Business Parkexploration to US Highway 90 of oil and gas in the U.S. (future corridor of Interstate 49 South) shifts to the deep waters of the Gulf and markets beyond. of Mexico, the Port of Iberia and its Iberia Parish stands vast skilled laborGovernment workforce is poised ready to assist andasyour business to expand itsyou role a national by creating opportunities for business leader in top-side fabrication. growth.

The The Iberia Iberia Economic Economic Development Development Authority (IEDA) serves serves to to focus Authority (IEDA) on forward on moving moving Iberia Parish forward with with realistic, realistic, actionable ideas and projects. working projects. IEDA IEDA is aggressively aggressively working on on plans plans that that have been developed with governmental and private withvarious various governmental and entities within the community to make private entitles within the community Iberia Parish better place place to live, to make IberiaaParish a better to work and do business. live, work and do business.

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Positively Iberia! The Silver Lining of Iberia Parish Positivity Hails in the Queen City Started in October 2019, Positively Iberia! was created by the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce to promote the oftentimes overlooked positivity and good deeds that happen in our lovely community. The efforts of the Chamber to promote activities, businesses, upcoming events and positive community awareness became almost an overnight success as followers from the community as well as the surrounding Acadiana area tuned into the televised segments and listened intently to the roundtable discussions about the beloved Parish of Iberia.

Without skipping a beat, Positively Iberia! managed to gain more followers and support, some even globally. They promote major virtual events, like the World Championship of Gumbo Cookoff, and a virtual happy hour to get to know the stars, producer, director and cinematographer (all Louisiana natives) of the locally made film, “Lost Bayou: A Feature Film.” Every Thursday you can catch their morning show on KANE 107.5FM/AM1240, which highlights all the exciting happenings going on in Iberia Parish from updates on the Iberia Airport to new art murals you can find throughout the city.

The ongoing, multimedia campaign positively brought awareness to one day fundraisers, like “Hot Dogs for Seniors,” to the month-long feature of National Black Businesses. The program introduced new doctors and businesses and spoke to local artists, musicians and innovators. Positively Iberia! became a friendly reminder of the amazing things that Iberia has always had to offer.

Positively Iberia! is your source for all the good that Iberia Parish has to offer, the good that has always been here, but needs a little more positive promotion. Because Iberia is a wonderful place to live and visit…and it’s only getting better!

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Even with the onset of the global pandemic, Positively Iberia! remained encouraging and upheld its optimistic mindset, pivoting to still bring positivity to the community they promised to lift up just months before. Roundtable discussions and television segments turned to live Zoom meetings posted on Facebook. While many of the upcoming events that Positively Iberia! was set to promote were cancelled, live radio shows still found a way to help promote the now virtual events and raise awareness of businesses that were open for patrons, new businesses that opened amid the pandemic, essential worker spotlights and hurricane relief efforts.

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Whether you want to build your business, support the growth of the local economy, or be a leading voice to improve the business environment, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is positively right for you!

Ribbon cuttings are a free service oofered to members of the Chamber! Celebrate a grand opening, renovation, new location, anniversary, and more with a ribbon cutting. Improve your visibility in the community and welcome people to your business. Your Chamber utilizes a network of contacts, email campaigns, our website, and social media to bring important and timely updates to the community year-round. We also utilize these avenues to promote and support our members. Leadership Iberia, a program of the Chamber, is designed to inspire and renew leadership commitment in a diverse group of participants from a cross-section of the community including age, gender, profession, ethnicity, leadership and volunteer experience. Sessions are focused on information and activities related to: leadership and team development skills, education, government, law enforcement and judicial system, economic development, health care, social se services and general quality of life issues.

Eggs & Issues is an annual legislative recap, where members and the public can get informed about local and state government workings first hand from the ooficials themselves. Attendees join us for breakfast, networking, to ask questions, and to listen to dioferent panels discuss new policies and laws, and learn where your representatives stand on issues that are important to you and your business.

GICC is partnering with the Louisiana Small Business Center to oofer virtual trainings relevant to current needs of Iberia Parish businesses in 2021. Find more at http://bit.ly/3ij3z2h

�e World Championship Gumbo Cookoof, an event of the Chamber, brings over 30,000 visitors to Iberia Parish every year, promotes over 90 local businesses and chefs, and has an estimated 1.2 million dollar impact on the local economy. �e Annual Banquet is a meeting of all chamber members and community members. We utilize the event to present the Outstanding Civic Service and Business Impact Awards, celebrate our members, and prepare for the positive year ahead for Iberia Parish. Featuring a keynote speech, catered food, drinks, and a re-cap of the past year, the Annual Banquet is one of the Chamber's largest and most important eevents.

e Inspire Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual convener of local leaders who gather for a day of networking, inspiration, and sharing ideas to take back to the community.

Positively Iberia!, a program of the Chamber, is a weekly TV, radio and social media good news campaign promoting Iberia Parish every ursday morning on KADN/KLAF News 15, KANE AM/FM & Facebook Live! Got a story or interview ides? Let us know! @positivelyiberia on Facebook or call 337-352-2892 & leave us a message!

Due to COVID-19, in 2021, the same services are being provided but through various implementation methods.

Let us help you meet your business goals in 2021. A partnership with your Chamber is the key to your business.

Join the Chamber today! · 337-364-1836 · www.iberiachamber.org 111 W Main St. · New Iberia · info@iberiachamber.org

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NEWCOMER’S GUIDE

If you have just realized what a wonderful place Iberia Parish is to call home, here’s everything you need to get settled in! Library

Hospitals

Acadiana Regional Airport

Iberia Parish Library www.iberialibrary.org 337-364-7024 445 E. Main Street newiberialib@yahoo.com

Iberia Medical Center Main Campus www.iberiamedicalcenter.com 337-364-0441 2315 E Main Street

Acadiana Regional Airport www.acadianaregionalairport.com 337-365-7202 1404 Hangar Drive

Trash Pick Up Republic Services www.republicservices.com 337-369-2300 For New Services 800-256-1886 For Additional Receptacles 102 Bj Services Road, Lafayette

Animal Control Iberia Parish Rabies and Animal Control 337-364-6311 2017 Seaway Access Road

Mosquito Control Iberia Parish Mosquito Control 337-365-4933 611 Old Central Taxiway IPMC@iberiagov.net

Internet AT&T www.att.com 1-855-409-1880 601 E Admiral Doyle Drive Cox Communications www.cox.com 337-456-4464 1017 Progress Street Viasat www.viasatprovider.com 1-844-611-3382

Social Security Office Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov 800-772-1213 417 Spanish Town Blvd

Iberia Medical Center North Campus www.iberiamedicalcenter.com 337-376-5723 600 N Lewis Street

Daily Iberian The Daily Iberian www.iberianet.com 337-365-6773 124 E Main Street

Convention & Visitors Bureau Iberian Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau www.iberiatravel.com 888-942-3742 2513 Highway 14

City of New Iberia www.cityofnewiberia.com 337-369-2300 457 East Main Street, Suite 300 info@cityofnewiberia.com

Iberia Parish Government Iberia Parish President www.iberiaparishgovernment.com 337-365-8246 300 Iberia Street Suite 400

Iberia Chamber of Commerce Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce www.iberiachamber.org 337-364-1836 111 W Main Street

Iberia Industrial Development Foundation Iberia Industrial Development Foundation www.iberiabiz.com 337-367-0834 101 Burke Street

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SLCC New Iberia Campus SLCC New Iberia Campus www.solacc.edu 337-373-0185 908 Ember Drive newiberia@solacc.edu

ULL Research Center New Iberia Research Center www.nirc.louisiana.edu 337-482-1000 4401 W Admiral Doyle Drive webmaster@louisiana.edu

Services & Utilities Louisiana Water Company www.louisianawater.com 337-365-0002 Emergency: 337-364-3023 448 E Main Street

Gas CenterPoint Energy www.centerpointenergy.com 800-477-0177

Electric Cleco www.cleco.com 800-622-6537 1017 Progress Street

Sewer Sewerage District #1 337-369-4413 2617 Northside Road Suite 100 aboudreaux@iberiagov.net

Permits New Iberia Permit & Inspection Department 337-369-2354 457 E Main Street Suite 412 jlandry@cityofnewiberia.com


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337-376-6129

141 West Main St. New Iberia www.bluebutterflie.com

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FACT SHEET

Iberia Parish Employer Fact Sheet Compiled January 2019 DEMOGRAPHICS

TOP OCCUPATIONS BY WAGE

Total Population .................. 69,830

Family and General Practitioners ...276,258

POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS

Chief Executives ...............................232,714

White.................................................61.90% African American..............................32.80% American/Native...............................0.06%

Petroleum Engineers .......................169,122 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ...........................................163,670

Asian.................................................2.70%

Architectural and Engineering Manage ........................139,149

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander................0.01%

Nurse Anesthetists ...........................137,498

Hispanic or Latino............................4.30%

Personal Financial Advisors.............133,863

Two or more races............................1.90%

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists.. 127,431

Children Under S..............................7.00%

Pharmacists .....................................116,763

Persons Under 18.............................25.60%

Dentists, General .............................115,713

Persons 65 and over.........................15.70%

Funeral Service Managers ...............115,625

Females.............................................51.10%

Management Analysts .....................109,706

HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS Total Households..............................26,184 Persons Per Household....................2.71 Median household Income..............$46,861

*Census 2020 Estimates

TOP PRIVATE EMPLOYERS Bayou Companies Halliburton Avex

ECONOMIC PROFILE EMPLOYMENT Total Workforce.......................... 28,733 Number Employed..................... 25,913 Unemployment Rate.................. 9.8%

**Nov 2020 LA Dept. of Labor Total Annual Payroll................... $1,080,713 Total Employers.......................... 1,576.00 Median Home Price Iberia Parish................................ $115,600 Median Rent Iberia Parish................................ $768

*Census 2020 Estimates

TRANSPORTATION

General and Operations Managers .109,132 Natural Sciences Managers .............106,730 Veterinarians ....................................106,195

Railways

Financial Managers ..........................104,019

BNSF

Chemical Engineers .........................103,762

Louisiana & Delta Railroad

Education Administrators, Postsecond ......................................103,630

Union Pacific

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psych ............................102,522

Motor Freight

Amtrak

Industrial Production Managers......101,612

FedEx

*Source: LA Dept. Of Labor

UPS

Area: Labor Market Area 4 includes Lafayette Region

Air

Berard Transportation Acadiana Regional Airport Lemaire Memorial Airport

TAXES State Sales Tax ..................................... 5% Parish Sales Tax .............................. 4.50% Homestead Exemption .................$75,000

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[RECOVERY] FOR OUR PATIENTS TO RETURN TO INDEPENDENCE When the ability to function safely is impaired due to an illness or injury, our bodies suffer, along with our sense of well-being. That’s why the Inpatient Rehab Unit at Iberia Medical Center’s North Campus is committed to restoring physical independence for our patients and helping them return to a more fulfilling quality of life. SPACIOUS, PRIVATE ROOMS I EXPERIENCED NURSING & THERAPY STAFF I INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLANS MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM I CONVENIENT NORTH CAMPUS LOCATION I CENTERED ON EXCELLENCE

Wayne Lindemann, M.D.

Medical Director - Inpatient Rehab Unit

N O RT H C A M P U S : 600 N. Lewis St., New Iberia 3 3 7 .364.0 4 4 1 / iberiamedicalcenter.com /

For more information call 337-359-4568

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