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Help Preserve Our State's History and Culture!

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been committed to the success of the Center for Louisiana Studies since 1973. Photo of the Roy House on UL Lafayette's campusThe University is also committed to preserving and disseminating research into and promotion of Louisiana's culture and history.

In line with this commitment to preservation, the historic Roy house requires renovations that would include interior updates, a heating and cooling system, structural and plumbing repairs, paint, parking, and ADA compliant access.

The Center's proposed new home will be a strong reminder of the University's commitment to the study and promotion of our state's history and culture. Ample parking and increased interior space will also allow for future growth of the Center's activities and programs.

The Restore the Roy effort is supported by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and funds raised for this purpose (up to $375,000) through 2025 are matched at a 1:3 ratio by the NEH. 

Your financial support of the Center for Louisiana Studies J. Arthur Roy House Renovation is an investment in Louisiana studies and in the uniques cultures of our region. With your help, the newly restored Roy House will proudly welcome visitors and scholars to this unique home dedicated to our state's heritage.

To make a donation that will qualify for this match, donate through the below form  or via a check made payable to the UL Lafayette Foundation with "Roy House, Challenge Grant" noted in the For or Memo line and mail to:

Center for Louisiana Studies
Attn: Dr. Joshua Caffery
P.O. Box 43558
Lafayette, LA 70504