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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 4 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Destrehan Plantation Announces New Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
          
Nancy J. Robert
Executive Director
destplan@aol.com

DESTREHAN PLANTATION ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR

Destrehan Plantation, on the great River Road, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge will begin a new tour in honor of Black History Month.  Unheard Voices of the German Coast is a highly specialized tour that treats Destrehan Plantation as the backdrop for exploring diverse cultures.  Those cultures include the German-Acadians, the enslaved Africans, the Creole free people of color, and the Native Americans who contributed to the unique landscape of the German Coast during the first 100 years. 

The tour emphasizes personal, true-to-life accounts that invite visitors to step into the shoes of specific individuals in order to see the plantation as commoners, seeing the yard and work areas, but never looking down on the plantation estate from the upper gallery.  Unlike the regular tour, which focuses on artifacts, this tour relies on subtler visual cues, more audience participation, and a greater focus on the emotions experienced in the lives of the German Coast residents forced to live in the shadow of the planter class. 

The tour listens to the voices that are often silenced on plantation tours elsewhere, showing the tremendous diversity in day-to-day interactions along the German Coast and in New Orleans.  These daily interactions between Germans, French Creoles, Acadians, Africans, and Indians contributed to a cultural "gumbo" unique to southern Louisiana.

Tours will begin on February 23, and take place each Thursday and Saturday.  Tour length is 90 minutes.  For more information, contact Destrehan Plantation's business office at 985-764-9315 or email at DestPlan@aol.com.  View more information on the web site at http://www.destrehanplantation.org/.