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The Italian Side of the "French" Quarter

June 27, 2017 | Posted in: History
Some people are surprised to find out that the historical center of New Orleans, the French Quarter, isn't really very French! Though founded by the French, the architecture is mostly infl... » Read More

Historic Esplanade Ridge

May 15, 2017 | Posted in: History
Most people know Esplanade Avenue as one of the bounding streets of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), but the Esplanade "ridge" as we call it actually traverses several of New Orlean... » Read More

History of Audubon Park

April 22, 2017 | Posted in: History
One of the most spectacular points of interest in New Orleans is Audubon Park. Uptown New Orleans was originally developed by dividing the land into long narrow plots perpendicular to the rive... » Read More

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

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