Join us at Petroleum Club at 11:30 for our Monthly luncheon. Dr. Elista Istre, a native and lifelong resident of Lafayettte, Louisisiana is a historian dedicated to advancing the field of cultural heirtage at home and abroad. Dr. Elista Istre has established, directed, and supported several historic sites and museums, developed and implemented numerous cultural and historical interpretive programs, and published and presented both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Elista Istre, a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, is a historian dedicated to advancing the field of cultural heritage at home and abroad. A descendant of Cajuns, French Creoles, and Spanish Isleños, Istre has been sharing her region’s diverse heritage with academic and public audiences for over twenty years through engaging lectures, informative publications, and hands-on history programs.
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