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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