My HQ DVD version of the panel discussion video filmed on January 24th, 2019 at the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville, Louisiana, USA is now published on YouTube.
What is a quinceañera? Why is it so significant among Hispanic families of North-
Five panelists explore the quinceañera tradition in a discussion in the Union Museum of History and Art, 116 N. Main St., Farmerville. The discussion is Moderated by Dr. Susan Roach, Louisiana Tech University professor and folklorist.
The Panelists who discuss sacred and secular customs of quinceañeras are Mary Barrios, Claudia Escobar Wade, Fr. Al Jost, Maria Lopez, and Juanita Lopez. The event and the film is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of several events slated in conjunction with the museum’s “Mis Quince – My Sweet 15” exhibit running Jan. 16-
These include a cookery workshop with Mary Barrios on Feb. 9th and 'Plan your own Quinceañera' on Feb 23. All are welcome!
For more information visit the museum itself and see the website: www.unionmuseumofhistoryandart.org.
Please come along to the Union Museum of History and Art to see the exhibition and to view the movie on the museum's TV.