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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… 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/.