Island of Hvar.
Picturesque view on quiet bay of Milna -Brac Island.
Beautiful croatian village of Primosten at dusk.
River Krka, bridge and town in Croatia.
Fishing ships in the port of Vrsar, Istria, Croatia
St. Marija monastery on island in national park Mljet.
St. Mark's Church in Zagreb.
Beach in the seaport town of Ploce, Croatia
Podgora, a small town in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia
Panoramic view of old port and St John fort in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Orebic, Croatia. Aerial shoot of the famous tourist destination on Peljesac Peninsula.
Old medieval town Ston near Dubrovnik.
Sutivan on Island Brac in Croatia.
Split harbor near Diocletian's Palace.
Beautiful Beach and Transparent Turquoise Adriatic Sea near Split, Croatia.
City walls and fortreses in the old medieval town Korcula, Croatia.
The Village of Igrane at Makarska Riviera,Croatia
CROATIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY
To all our members, friends, and visitors
The Croatian American Society (CAS) welcomes you to our community. The CAS is actively involved in organizing, promoting, and documenting Croatian culture in southeastern Louisiana.
I’m very grateful to work with such a capable team of individuals that are the officers and Board of Directors of the society. They bring a lot of talent and professionalism to the organization.
Together we are committed to advancing and strengthening the role of the CAS within the Croatian American community.
We continue making headway with plans to build the Croatian American Cultural Center. The new center will be a visible display our prominence, and further unify and expand
the sense of pride within the community. Our goal is to break ground on the new building within the next year. Keep watching for signs of our progress!
Another goal of ours is to continue improving the outreach of the organization. This beautiful website is one great example of that achievement.
I encourage all of our members and friends to bring suggestions (to me or any other board member) as to how we may improve the website to better serve the community.
God bless, and puno vam hvala!
John A. Tesvich
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Up Coming Events
CAS OYSTER BOOTH
THIS WEEKEND --- MAY 13, 14 & 15
Friday 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday 11:30 am - 9 pm
333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd.
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
The CAS is shucking oysters and serving them deliciously raw and charbroiled this weekend at the Seafood Festival.
Come enjoy the festival and have some of the best oysters you have ever tasted!
Please consider volunteering a few hours at the CAS booth. Come whenever you can, starting one half hour before the fair opens.
No special skills are needed; there is something for everyone to do! Everyone has a good time and goes home with a CAS T-shirt.
For more information contact Craig at : (337) 580-5765
An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans
On November 6, 2015 the Croatian American Society held a special screening of An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans.
LSU Film & Media Arts are thrilled to announce "An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans, a film by Dr. James V. Catano, the director of Film and Media Arts. The film has been shown on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting channel.
The history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed through the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana. It becomes clear that these individuals offer a premiere example of the American dream - and of the drama that lies behind this American saga. The Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous.
Little-known even in their home state, the history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed in this documentary through the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana: George Barisich, Domenica Cibilich, John Tesvich, and Pete Vujnovich
Seen at work on the water, in home movies, at social gatherings and in interviews in their homes, these figures put an immediate and compelling face on a people who have endured economic privation, hurricanes, loss of their homes, oil spills, and the never-ending toil of a watery farming existence.
As their stores unfold, it becomes clear that these individuals offer a premiere example of the American dream, and of the drama that lies behind this quintessentially American saga.
Director/Producer - James V. Catano
Associate Producer - Carolyn Ware
Director of Photography - Gerard Byrne
Cultural Center Progress
The CAS Board of Directors recently approved the final design for the Croatian American Cultural Center. Work is also in progress on the landscape design, and on computer modeling of the proposed cultural center. At the upcoming New Year’s Eve party there will be initial pictures displayed showing conceptual views of the building. We invite all to come and see what the building will look like. The CAS is continuing to work on the fundraising drive for the cultural center building. Letters have been sent out recently seeking donations. All donations are tax-deductible. We appreciate all the generous financial support received from the community.
T-Shirts & Memorabilia
Please check back as T-Shirts and other memorabilia will be available to purchase soon.
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Belle Chasse, LA 70037
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