Guidry brings history to Cité this weekend

by Walter Pierce

Former parish councilman to present his popular Lafayette timeline on Saturday and Sunday. Lynn Guidry will offer a presentation of his timeline of Lafayette Parish history at noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Cité des Arts on Vine Street downtown. An architect by vocation, former member of the Lafayette Parish Council and a native of Lafayette Parish, Guidry has become a sought-after speaker whose history of the parish is at once informative and engaging. The presentation begins at pre-colonial Louisiana and traces Lafayette history from its founding as Vermilionville in 1824 through the present, tracking both the population growth of the parish's municipalities as well as the significant events that have helped shape our bustling community. The Independent Weekly has tapped Guidry's knowledge for several stories on parish politics and history. We highly recommend attending the Cité des Art presentation.