Links to LSDAR, NSDAR, and DAR Research

Links to sites of local historic and cultural interest

Photo courtesy of Brenda Lowry

Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.

NSDAR New Iberia Chapter

Louisiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution - state website with links to NSDAR chapters in Louisiana.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - national website with information on the National Society, DAR museum, DAR Library, headquarters, and more, all located in Washington, D.C.

DAR Genealogical Research Center - online database of listed DAR patriots and descendent lines.  If you're researching or are "just curious," this is a wonderful resource. 

Email our chapter for more information on membership, scholarships, and projects.

Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia (pictured above) - A National Trust for Historic Preservation site.  This Weeks family home was built in 1834 and was occupied by the Weeks family until the death of the last private owner, William Weeks Hall, in 1959. The property was donated to the National Trust, along with the content of over a century's worth of family memorabilia, furnishings, papers, and personal effects. 

Jeanerette Museum, Jeanerette - The Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum offers a delightful slice of life along the Bayou Teche.  They offer an excellent overview of the sugar cane industry, so vital to the culture and economy of south Louisiana.

Bayou Teche Museum, New Iberia - Next to the restored Evangeline Theater in downtown New Iberia, the Bayou Teche Museum offers a look at life in the area up until the present day.

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, New Iberia - This replica of the grotto of Lourdes was erected in 1941 in honor of the first families of New Iberia.  It was rededicated in 1967 in honor of the area's Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area - Spanning 14 parishes, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is rich in resources:  Cultural, recreational, historic, natural, and scenic.

Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors' Bureau - With even more information on the cultural and historic resources in our area!

St. Martinville Downtown Historic District - Downtown St. Martinville is home to several historic sites, including St. Martin du Tours Catholic Church, the mother church of the Acadians.  Several members of the Galvez Expedition are memorialized or entombed here.

Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville - The Acadian Memorial, by artist Robert Dafford, is an inspiring representation of the arrival of the Acadians in south Louisiana. Dafford used descendents of some of the original settlers of the area as models for the painting, and the artwork embodies the feeling of "coming home" that so many surely had after years of searching for a place to settle after the Acadian Diaspora.

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - State historic site, with reproduction Acadian homestead and beautiful grounds.

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission - Information about this historically rich area.