The Creole Heritage Folklife Center is located at 1113 West Vine Street in Opelousas, Louisiana. It seeks to educate the public about the traditional ways of life of African-Americans in their region from the 1900s until the 1950s. It also enlightens others on these ways’ cultural value in contemporary times.
The center was founded by Rebecca D. Henry, a Creole folklorist who is a native of St. Landry Parish. She was reared in Leonville, a small and rural community whose primary way of life was centered upon farming. Agriculture, significantly sharecropping, was a way of life for Henry and many others.