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Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Chakula cha Jua…

Dec 9 - 9, 2016
What Could Happen Next? Is a two-act comedy play that the entire family can… more

Christmas in The…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Christmas in the Crevasse is now open featuring hayrides on 5 acres of farm… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Clarence John…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 09, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Festival of the…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa's Very Merry Forest and… more

Free Photos with…

Dec 9 - 17, 2016
Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. The former site of the D.H.… more

Happier Hour Wine…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
Each week, we feature several wines from around the world along with small… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 09, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

Holiday Movies on the…

Dec 9 - 16, 2016
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk present three weekends of free… more

House of Blues…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 9 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 9 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

NapolĂ©on: General.…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 07, 2017
M.S. Rau Antiques will host a comprehensive exhibition Napoléon:… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… 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/.