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Martha Robinson Lecture: The Vieux Carre' Riverfront Expressway Controversy - presented by William E. Borah

New Orleans was one of the first places in the country to utilize the newly minted National Historic Preservation Act in one of the biggest preservation challenges in the nation’s history – the Vieux Carre’ Riverfront Expressway battle. Louisiana Landmarks Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Act with a lecture by one of the effort’s renowned leaders as he recounts the contentious fight that divided the city for decades.

 

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.

 

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