Each year Louisiana Landmarks Society hosts a series of lectures on topics related to the preservation, history and built environment of New Orleans. See below for a list of our recent lectures.

Roberta Brandes Gratz: We're Still Here, Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt their City

Roberta Brandes Gratz Lecture: May 20, 2015

Video on May 20, 2015 by Craig Kraemer. Click Here to watch Roberta speak about the rebuilding of New Orleans during the decade after Hurricane Katrina.

Getting the Lead Out: The Intersection of Lead, Crime, Health and Preservation

This year's Martha Robinson Lecture features the documentary film MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic, presented by Dr. Howard Mielke, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine. 

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm

New Orleans Museum of Art Theater, City Park

Refreshments to follow

Free and open to the public

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Don't Give up the Forts: Preserving Louisiana's Historic Coastal Fortifications


Thursday, February, 26

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street


To learn more, click here.


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.


Thursday, October 16

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, St. James AME Church

222 N. Roman St., New Orleans, 70112


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Parterre Gardens: A History and Tour at the Pitot House

Presented by Anna Timmerman


Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Pitot House

1440 Moss St.

New Orleans, 70119


To learn more, click here.