Wednesday, Jan 13, 12 AM

Frenchie, The Story of French Speaking Cajuns of WWII

The Historic New Orleans Collection

During World War II, young bilingual Cajuns from south Louisiana proved to be invaluable assets to the US military as French-language interpreters and translators. Join us at 7 p.m. Central Time January 13 for the virtual presentation "Frenchie, The Story of French Speaking Cajuns of WWII" featuring historian Jason Theriot. Theriot will be interviewed by The National WWII Museum historian Jason Dawsey and THNOC’s Amanda McFillen on the soldiers’ experience in the war and their return home. The presentation is free but registration is required. Visit the Join Event link to register. This program is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and The National WWII Museum in conjunction with THNOC’s book and exhibition "Cajun Document: Acadiana, 1973-74." The exhibition is on display through January 17, 2021.