- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its program that places artists into classrooms to teach cultural traditions to students.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/QKOF6i ) Vermilionville artisans and Acadiana Center for the Arts teaching artists share traditions, create hands-on art projects with students and help students with interviewing skills.

The program began last year with the support of a $25,000 NEA grant and in its second year will expand to include French immersion students.

Jolie Johnson, Vermilionville’s museum operations coordinator, says Vermilionville’s goal is for teachers to view the village as an extension of their classroom.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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