The coast of Louisiana is home to a unique way of life. However, communities are at risk as alarming losses are being suffered as the coast disappears. Professor Brian Marks will discuss issues brought up in the book Bayou Farewell by Mike Tidwell. This program is part of the local Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit project as a partnership between the Jeanerette Museum Board and Iberia Parish Library. This program is a part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities made possible through funding from the Walton Family Foundation. This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Jeanerette Museum and the Friends of the Library.