Group celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Canary Islanders Heritage Society provided a display and genealogical information to the Assumption Parish Library in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Society's founding. Exhibited materials included maps of the areas settled by the Isleños, a list of the surnames of most of the original settlers (including the modern spelling), ships' passenger lists, archaeological materials from the Gálveztown dig, and genealogy research resources. The exhibit was opened October 6th by a brief history of the Canary Islanders presented by Chad LeBlanc. Pictured above, left to right, are: Chad LeBlanc, Society Board Member; R. Layne Lindsly, Society President; Nancy Duco, Friends of the Library President; D.J. "Peanut" Alleman, Society member; Joan Aleman, Society Vice President; Father Gerald LeFebvre, Society Board member and Karen Lambert, Society Secretary.