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The Pearl and the Crescent: Examining Similarities Between Havana and New Orleans

Curated by J. Marshall Brown

September 21 - November 21, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 21 from 5 - 7pm at the Pitot House.

Louisiana Landmarks Society is pleased to announce our Fall Exhibition: The Pearl and the Crescent: Examining Similarities Between Havana and New Orleans, curated by J. Marshall Brown. 

 

Bayou St. John and the Carondelet Canal: Interconnections of History

Robert W. Grafton, View of the Turning Basin. Oil on canvas, 1915-17. 

This exhibit ran from January 6 - March 5, 2016 at the Pitot House.

Louisiana Landmarks Society is pleased to announce the reopening of the exhibit: Bayou St. John and the Carondelet Canal: Interconnections of History, curated by Louis W. McFaul. The rich history of the Bayou St. John area in combination with the newly developed Lafitte Greenway inspired this presentation that is as informative as it is visually engaging.

3rd Grade Resources

The CCSS can be addressed during a field trip to the Pitot House. Here are some examples for the 3rd Grade curriculum:

SOCIAL STUDIES:

The following document references the Grade 3 iLEAP Social Studies Assessment Structure which is designed to assess the Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) of the Louisiana Common Core State Standards. Click below the document below for interesting field trip ideas.

Social Studies for 3rd Grade

 

MATH:

Educator Resources

Educator Resources 

The Pitot House provides a wonderful environment for any age group to engage in compelling curriculum enriched by the unique setting of Bayou St. John.

Here, you can find resources for education ideas. Also provided below are links to help with curriculum and field trip ideas.

3rd Grade Resources

The CCSS can be addressed during a field trip to the Pitot House. Here are some examples for the 3rd Grade curriculum.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Parterre Gardens: A History and Tour at the Pitot House

Presented by Anna Timmerman

 

The parterre garden fronting the historic Pitot House has endured many changes, but the essential design can be traced back over one hundred and fifty years. Gardener Anna Timmerman will provide examples from the fifteenth century onwards of French parterre gardens, as well as formal and contemporary examples here in New Orleans and abroad. A short garden tour and discussion of plans for future additions to the gardens and restoration of the Pitot House parterre will take place following a slide presentation.

 

The People and Places of the New Orleans Civil Rights Movement

Presented by Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Jr.

UNO Professor Emeritus of American Constitutional History and African American History.

 

The year 1964 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon Johnson. Join us at St. James AME Church, an important gathering place for the local civil rights community, to hear Dr. Raphael Cassimere share stories about the people and places in New Orleans associated with the movement.

 

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