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Historic Conservation Legislation Passes Legislature, House Bill 762

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The bill creating the Louisiana Outdoors Forever conservation funding program (HB 762) has been passed by the Louisiana Legislature. The bill, introduced by Representative Jerome “Zee” Zeringue (District 52), which passed overwhelmingly in the…

Louisiana Art & Science Museum Releases Collection Catalog

  BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – In celebration of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum's 60th anniversary, LASM has published a collection catalog titled Sixty Years of Collecting at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, thanks to a generous Rebirth…

Episode 89: The Evolution of Saints – A Shreveport Story

In 1873, one of the worst Yellow Fever epidemics in the nation’s history swept through Shreveport. The then fledgling Archdiocese of Natchitoches recruited five priests from France to service the needy. All five died having known they would not return…

Bayou Teche Museum & Shadows-on-the-Teche Free for the Military

NEW IBERIA, La (press release) – The Bayou Teche Museum and plantation home Shadows-on-the-Teche will continue their membership as Blue Star Museums this summer. The program provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families. The program began…

Chimp Haven Discovery Day to Return After 3 Years Oct. 15

KEITHVILLE, La (press release) – After more than a three-year hiatus, Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, is once again opening widely to the public for Chimpanzee Discovery Day, a rare opportunity to get an inside look at the…

Sam Houston Jones State Park Begins Phased Re-Opening

  LAKE CHARLES, La (press release) – A new and improved Sam Houston Jones State Park re-opened to the public for the first time since Hurricane Laura ravaged the park back in 2020. The phased re-opening began Memorial Day, May…

Explore the Artistry of the Rex Parade On June 22 in New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Explore the artistry of the Rex Parade in New Orleans with the Louisiana State Museum as historians highlight both the historic imagery and contemporary processes, featuring newly discovered footage of the 1898 parade. The event…

Kids to Park Day at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

  PIONEER, La. (press release) – On Saturday, May 21, Poverty Point World Heritage Site is celebrating national Kids to Park Day. The day kicks off with a sock moccasin program at 10 a.m., when participants can create and decorate…