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History Harvest: 2016 Flood

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

On Saturday, August 12, researchers from UL Lafayette Department of History will be hosting a “History Harvest” at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm to collect oral history stories of community responses to the 2016 Floods at the 1-year anniversary. It is for a larger study on disaster response at the community level. We are looking for your memories of:

• where you were and how you were impacted by the 2016 Floods,
• how you personally responded or helped others after they took place,
• what sort of impact they had on the Lafayette and Acadiana community,
• and, how they compared to other disasters in Lafayette or Acadiana history.

The oral history interview will take 5 minutes and will help provide valuable information on disaster response in Louisiana.

For more information on the “History Harvest,” please contact Dr. Liz Skilton, Assistant Professor of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,

Primary sponsor: 
Department of History & Geography
Off campus
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Louisiana Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm
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Event target audience: 
General public
Event open to: 
General public
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Free to public