Lagniappe Lecture: Capitol Park & Spanish Town
10:30 am10:30

Lagniappe Lecture: Capitol Park & Spanish Town

Preserve Louisiana partners with Capital Park Museum for a Lagniappe Lecture and Neighborhood Installation

Now through June 18, walk through historic Spanish Town and discover the history and beauty of the neighborhood. If This House Could Talk is a community-based history and public installation project (originally founded by the Cambridge Historical Commission), consisting of 22 informative signs telling the unique history of featured houses throughout the neighborhood.

Then join us Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 am at the Capitol Park Museum (660 N. 4th St.) for a FREE LECTURE on the history of Spanish Town and the Capitol Park areas. Matt Isch, author of Images of America: Capitol Park and Spanish Town (Arcadia Publishing, 2016) and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will discuss the historic neighborhood of Spanish Town, the oldest neighborhood in Baton Rouge, and the surrounding Capitol Park area.

If This House Could Talk Map

5:00 pm17:00

A Night in Havana

  • Old Governor's Mansion

Preserve Louisiana partnered with the Louisiana Architectural Foundation to bring you A Night in Havana at the Old Governor's Mansion. There will be a film screening of "Unfinished Spaces" and a panel discussion following the film. Cocktails will be served along with a Cuban-style buffet.

Tickets are $35 online & $40 at the door.

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6:30 pm18:30

Heritage Lecture: Each One a Unique Creation

Preserve Louisiana Heritage Lecture: Each One A Unique Creation: Hand Sewn Infants' and Childrens' Garmets in Louisiana with Pamela Rabalais-Vinci, curator of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

Vinci will present the unique acount of three generations of Acadian French women from one south Louisiana community who were involved in a large 20th century cottage industry and the retailers they serviced. The lecture begins with refreshments by Calandro's Fine Wines and Select Cellars at 6 p.m. and the lecture is at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Boulevard. Free for Preserve Louisiana members; $10 for guests.

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