Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Heritage Lecture: Southern University Law Center with Chancellor John K. Pierre

Preserve Louisiana will host a Heritage Lecture for the 70th Anniversary of the Southern University Law Center with Chancellor John Pierre at the Old Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.

 The Law Center was established in 1946 when Charles J. Hatfield III,  an African American and military veteran, sought admission from the only state institution to offer a law degree. He met the academic requirements, but was denied admission because of his race. Hatfield hired civil rights attorney, A.P. Tureaud, to file a lawsuit. The Louisiana State Board of Education took steps to establish a law school for African Americans, thus creating the Southern University Law Center.

Pierre will discuss the history and the establishment of this historically black law school in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Lectures are sponsored in part of Watermark Baton Rouge.

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Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Heritage Lecture: Mike the Tiger

Preserve Louisiana presents Heritage Lecture on Mike the Tiger: The Tradition Continues with author, professor and Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, David G. Baker, at the Old Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Preserve Louisiana will host its September Heritage Lecture on Mike the Tiger: The Tradition Continues with Mike the Tiger’s most recent veterinarian and author, David G. Baker at the Old Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Baker will present  the Civil War origins of Louisiana State University’s mascot and “fighting tiger” tradition, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes chronicling each of the six Mikes to the present age of social media. Baker will discuss the early representations of the live mascot, the history of the mascot program and the late Mike VI with hopes of introducing the next Mike.

Refreshments from Calandro’s Fine Wines and Spirits are served at 6:00 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Lectures are sponsored in part by Watermark Baton Rouge.

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Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lagniappe Lecture: Germans in Louisiana

Join us for Oktoberfest, as we explore German heritage in Louisiana with Dan Hammer from the Historic New Orleans Collection, plus German-Louisiana food, music, dancing and more!

The Lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and the experience will begin at 7 p.m.

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Members:$25

Non-members: $35

 

Program cover for the first family evening of the Quartet Club of New Orleans, held at Grunewald Hall on Saturday, May 31, 1884, Professor J. Hanno Deiler, conductor. Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 97-5-L

Program cover for the first family evening of the Quartet Club of New Orleans, held at Grunewald Hall on Saturday, May 31, 1884, Professor J. Hanno Deiler, conductor. Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 97-5-L

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Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Preserve Louisiana's 19th Annual Gala at the Old Governor's Mansion: Opening Night

Preserve Louisiana's VIP Preview Party and Lost and Found Theatres of Louisiana Exhibition begins at 6:30 p.m.. The Gala Party will open for general admission at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available here.

35 and under: $75

Members: $100

Non-members: $125

VIP (toast and first to view new exhibition): $250

For more information about the gala, sponsorships and host committees, please contact Preserve Louisiana's Executive Director Fairleigh Jackson at Fairleigh@Preserve-Louisiana.org

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