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300 YEARS OF ONE OF A KIND - NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL

2018 marks the city of New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary and a time full of celebrations of its rich history, unique traditions, and diverse culture.

In the spirit of Sankofa (a design appearing in New Orleans wrought iron and a concept invoked daily in its people), the Tricentennial is a time to reflect on the City’s storied past, embrace the remarkable city that it has become, and look forward to an enriching future. As one of the world’s most unique and diverse cities, New Orleans has entered into a year-long celebration that continues to celebrate with its citizens and has opened its doors to the world to share its rich history and culture. New Orleans sums up its celebration: “during the Tricentennial, New Orleanians celebrate their past accomplishments, the resilience of their people, and set the course for their future.”

A brief history of New Orleans and the region, including the REAL story of the Louisiana Purchase and information on the events that make this a special year to visit will be discussed in this fascinating look at the 300 years that led to this town being what it is - perhaps the quintessential American City.

Linda Santi, Sioux City native and long-time New Orleanian, will guide us through an understanding of what the first 300 years of New Orleans has been, the resilience embedded in the City’s DNA, and the special events that are marking this year to help people plan a productive trip to the City, whether virtual or actual (and, either way, to gain an understanding of what makes New Orleans unique). 

 

THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 8 AND 15; 6 TO 7:30 P.M.

Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11, Parking Lot 3
Fee: $8 / Max: 100 / Min: 6
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course# 19/FY-CDPV-3002-01 

 

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