[StBernard] St. Bernard Parish holds first Isleno Museum Days since Hurricane Katrina

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Oct 18 08:01:48 EDT 2011

St. Bernard Parish holds first Isleno Museum Days since Hurricane Katrina

St. Bernard Parish Government, in conjunction with Los Islenos Heritage and
Cultural Society and the St. Bernard Parish Public School System will
sponsor Museum Days at Los Islenos Museum Complex October 27 and 28 from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"Re-establishing our critical community events such as Isleno Museum Days is
vital on so many levels, but most importantly because it helps our young
people embrace our parish's heritage," St. Bernard Parish President Craig P.
Taffaro, Jr. said.

While the event focuses on school groups which make reservations for
scheduled tours, the public is also invited. Students will receive guided
tours of Ducros and Los Islenos museums in addition to touring the buildings
in the Isleno historic village. History will come to life as students learn
about traditional folk crafts, such Teneriffe lace making, palmetto weaving,
decoy carving and wooden boat construction which will be demonstrated and
interpreted for the students. Military history and other elements of the
history and cultural identity will be presented to the students as well.

Jeannie Lannes will make reservations for the two-day event and schedule the
tours at the Museum Complex. A limit of 150 students per hour will be
placed on the tours and the students will be separated into four groups and
directed to four separate start points. Tour start points will be the Los
Islenos Museum, the Ducros Museum, the Isleno Historic Village and the
Calvin A. Melerine Nature Trail and Trappers Cabin.

Scheduled tours will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a. m. and 12:30
p.m. Tour groups are welcome to have picnic luncheons on the grounds before
or after the designated tour times, which are planned in one-hour
increments. A picnic area will be designated.

Group tours must be scheduled in advance by contacting Jeannie Lannes at
301-2000. For further questions, contact Isleno Museum Director Bill Hyland
at 504-874-0635.

For more information about St. Bernard Parish and its growth and recovery,
visit www.sbpg.net.


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