louisiana state museum http://wwno.org en Civil War Re-Enactors in Thibodaux for Weekend http://wwno.org/post/civil-war-re-enactors-thibodaux-weekend <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Re-enactors based in Thibodaux will tell the history of the Bayou Lafourche region during the Civil War and demonstrate camp cooking, military drill and other aspects of life in the Union and Confederate armies this weekend.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:44:45 +0000 The Associated Press 30366 at http://wwno.org The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side http://wwno.org/post/baby-dolls-mardi-gras-fun-tradition-serious-side Just inside a room on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's Presbytere, there's a large baby doll dress, big enough for a woman to wear. And one did.<p>The costume and the baby bottle next to it belonged to 85-year-old Miriam Batiste Reed, who was known as a baby doll and one of the first women to parade in Mardi Gras. The bottle and the dress are part of a new exhibition, <em>They Call Me Baby Doll: A Mardi Gras Tradition</em>.<p>"The baby dolls are a group of African-American men and women carnival maskers," says Kim Vaz, dean at Xavier University. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:16:00 +0000 TINA ANTOLINI 29398 at http://wwno.org Presentation Recalls Battle of New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/presentation-recalls-battle-new-orleans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A program focused on the 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans is planned Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:54:38 +0000 The Associated Press 25773 at http://wwno.org New State Museum Leader Set to Begin in January http://wwno.org/post/new-state-museum-leader-set-begin-january <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has chosen a Baton Rouge native to lead the Louisiana State Museum system as assistant secretary in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:55:00 +0000 The Associated Press 25323 at http://wwno.org Zulu 100th Anniversary http://wwno.org/post/zulu-100th-anniversary <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53be3608e61a8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53be3608e61a8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53be3608e61a8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-814165.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.</p> Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:21:22 +0000 Eve Abrams 1535 at http://wwno.org