Jean Lafitte National Park and Historical Preserve

Barataria Oral History Project 2010

Fisher Middle and High School

Lafitte, LA

Juniors and Senior from Fisher High School live in a small town only a few miles from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Despite their proximity to the big city, the residents of this area live much as they always have - dependent on themselves and going "up front" just when needed. The students visited the Lafitte Senior Center and met with life-long residents of the Barataria. A few of the videos are here and more are linked. Although the students went prepared, they found out much more than they planned. They even learned to play (and were beaten badly) Bean Bag Baseball. We plan to continue collecting oral histories next year to include information about the effects of the current oil spill.

Mr. Perrin's Early Days

Mr. R.J. Recalls
More videos can be found on Photobucket. Click HERE to view!
Contact Information
Michael Cancienne
Special thanks to the wonderful seniors at Lafitte Senior Center. There is so much we can learn by listening.