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Fort St. John of the Bayou

January 26, 2017 | Posted in: History
Fort St. John of the Bayou or Fort San Juan del Bayou, later shortened to Fort St. John, was established in 1701 by the French as the first defensive position outside the city. It was located ... » Read More

Upcoming Twelfth Night Celebration

January 2, 2017 | Posted in: History
Even though Christmas feels like it's over after all of the presents are unwrapped, traditionally the Christmas holiday only just begins on Christmas day, and ends 12 days later on the &qu... » Read More

Southern Louisiana Christmas Bonfires

November 26, 2016 | Posted in: History
One of Southern Louisiana's favorite holiday traditions is the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River. It is believed to be a tradition brought to our state by... » Read More

Laura: A Creole Plantation

November 5, 2016 | Posted in: History
Laura Plantation is distinguished as a "Creole Plantation." You may have seen the word "Creole" in front of a menu item in a New Orleans' restaurant, but the word "... » Read More

Haunted Houmas House

October 13, 2016 | Posted in: History
If you are interested in ghost stories this Halloween, look no further than along the Mississippi River in Southern Louisiana. Besides the plentiful ghost stories in New Orleans' French Qu... » Read More

This Weekend We Celebrate Louis

August 6, 2016 | Posted in: History
This weekend is Satchmo Summerfest, an annual festival that honors New Orleans' own jazz legend and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong. While Louis ... » Read More

Algiers - The Second Oldest Neighborhood in the Crescent City

July 25, 2016 | Posted in: History
Algiers was established in 1719, only one year after the world famous French Quarter, yet the historic neighborhood on the other side of the dividing Mississippi River has never been the one t... » Read More

Iconic Cypress Trees

July 5, 2016 | Posted in: History
The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is something you really have to experience in order feel its majesty. One of the best things to see in our beautiful wetlands is the indigineous bald cypre... » Read More

Duckweed, a swampy phenomenon!

June 8, 2016 | Posted in: History
This beautiful (and useful!) carpet-like green cover floating on the bayou is the smallest plant in the fern family, its common name is duckweed, its botanical name is Lemnacae It is the ... » Read More

Congo Square and Jazz Heritage

March 24, 2016 | Posted in: History
Jazz and Heritage Festival is less than a month away and has gotten bigger than ever. This event now attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Orleans but had its humble beginnings in ... » Read More

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