History

New Thinking on Old Ideas

  A culture that does not change and evolve is destined, it is said, to wither and die. Over the last 50 years or so of the “French Renaissance” in Louisiana, there…

celebrate new orleans

With 300 years of history, the Big Easy offers something for everyone during her birthday year

On The Run

Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new

New Orleans Courtyards

With a combination of Old World and Caribbean influences, French Quarter courtyards embellish New Orleans. Hidden behind brick walls and iron gates, shaded by trees and greenery, complemented by the relaxing sights and sounds of water features, they are ideal…

The Biedenharn Museum

In Monroe, visitors can check out the former home of the man who invented the Coke bottle.

Literary Legend

At 83, celebrated author Ernest J. Gaines reflects on his hopes and passions from his home in Oscar.

Claws To Celebrate

6 recipes for our native Blue Crab, plus a side order of local crustacean history