Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Louisiana Hip Hop History & Dance Workshop (beginner)

Preserve Louisiana has partnered with Of Moving Colors to bring a new style of dance to a historic landmark. Master classes will be taught by company dancer, Julian Guillory. The hip hop workshop will be held in the East Room of the Old Governor's Mansion.

For more information, visit www.OfMovingColors.org/comingup or email tellus@ofmovingcolors.org. 

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Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Louisiana Hip Hop History & Dance Workshop (intermediate/advanced)

Preserve Louisiana has partnered with Of Moving Colors to bring a new style of dance to a historic landmark. Master classes will be taught by company dancer, Julian Guillory. The hip hop workshop will be held in the East Room of the Old Governor's Mansion.

For more information, visit www.OfMovingColors.org/comingup or email tellus@ofmovingcolors.org. 

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lagniappe Lecture: The Irish in Louisiana

Join us for our latest Lagniappe Lecture on Irish culture and history in Louisiana. The evening begins with a lecture on the history of the Irish in New Orleans. Dr. Laura Kelley, historian and author of The Irish in New Orleans, will discuss the history of the Irish in the region from ‘Bloody’ O’Reilly in the 18th century to the Irish-dominated politics of the 20th century. Following the lecture, guests are invited to experience and enjoy Louisiana-Irish music, dancing, food, and spirits in the Rose Garden of the Old Governor’s Mansion. Cocktails will be provided by Happy’s Irish Pub, Baton Rouge.

The lecture begins at 6:00 pm and the tastings will be served at 7:00 pm.

Preserve Louisiana members are $25; non-members are $35.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Lagniappe Lecture: Blues Lagniappe

Preserve Louisiana, The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, Forum 35 and Dialogue on Race Louisiana invite you to Blues Lagniappe!

Panelists Joyce Jackson (blues historian), artists Lil Jimmy Reed and Harvey Knox, and facilitator Maxine Crump (executive director of Dialogue on Race Louisiana), will discuss the history of the Blues in Louisiana and specifically it’s roots in race dynamics during the time of its origin.

Following the lecture, join us in the Rose Garden for signature cocktails and the tunes of Harvey Knox & Friends.

This is a FREE event!

Special thanks to Lamar Corporation for their support of this project.

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Feb
16
to Feb 18

Preserve Louisiana Tours: Cultural & Architectural Tour to Cajun Land in New Iberia, La

Come travel, tour and taste the Cajun delicacies of New Iberia with Preserve Louisiana and host, creator and author of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde… Life Stories about Food, Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, for its second Cultural & Architectural Tour to Cajun Land on Friday, Feb.16 to Sunday, Feb.18, 2018. For more information, visit Preserve Louisiana Tours here.

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Lagniappe Lecture: This History of Gay Carnival

Join us and Louisiana State Museum Curator, Wayne Phillips, as we explore the history of gay carnival through the artifacts of the Louisiana State Museum collection. Past Kings and Queens of Apollo Baton Rouge will join us in full costume, we'll dance to the tunes of the Nick Abraham Quintet, and enjoy festive signature cocktails.

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Something Old, Something New rescheduled to Wednesday, January 24

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Brides and brides-to-be, come crash this wedding reception at the Old Governors Mansion. Bring your entire entourage and enjoy food, music, vendors, interactive bridal games and a mock wedding to win some great prizes. You will also have a chance to win a Honeymoon from Nanette Hoyt of House of Travel. 

Cost before Jan. 24 is $10 and $15 at the door.

 

Call 225-387-2464 for more information.

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Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

Heritage Lecture: An Architecture Apart: The Significance of Separate African American Spaces

During the Jim Crow era, the separation of facilities for blacks and whites led to the creation of African Americans schools, theaters, commercial buildings, and whole commercial districts. These separate spaces were vibrant centers of learning, social life, and commerce. Many times, the resulting architecture was a testament to excellence achieved in the face of social and economic barriers. When integration lifted the restrictions on other spaces, it brought a certain degree of obsolescence to these African American local landmarks. In the years since, many African American structures have been left vacant; their histories silenced behind boarded doors and windows.  

Join us for a lecture with Laura Blokker, Assistant Director and adjunct lecturer for the Tulane School of Architecture's Master of Preservation Studies program. Blokker will discuss the stories of some significant African American buildings and the roles of these building in the future of Louisiana. 

Refreshments will be served by Calandro's Fine Wines and Spirits at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Active Preserve Louisiana members are FREE and non-member registration is $10. 

                                       Lincoln Theater in Baton Rouge

                                       Lincoln Theater in Baton Rouge

 

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

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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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lagniappe Lecture: German Culture in Louisiana

Preserve Louisiana will host a Lagniappe Lecture on German Culture in Louisiana at the Old Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm.

The evening will begin with a lecture on the history of Germans in the New Orleans area. Daniel Hammer, Deputy Director of the Historic New Orleans Collection, will discuss the establishment of a German colony in Louisiana in the 1720’s. Hammer will incorporate objects and documents held at The Historic New Orleans Collection to explore the history of Germans in Louisiana during the 19th century. His lecture covers the influence of German culture inNew Orleans; the impact of WWI on the local communities; and the challenges of preserving an archival collection with conditional, language, paleography and obscure limitations.

Following the lecture, guests are invited to experience and enjoy German-Louisiana music, dancing, and food, provided by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and beer tastings in the Rose Garden of the Old Governor’s Mansion.  The lecture begins at 6 p.m. and the tastings will be served at 7 p.m.

Please click the button below to register.

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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Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

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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