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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.

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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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