Today marks the start of hurricane and the Louisiana State Museum took the opportunity to announce a new major exhibit opening in the fall titled, "Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond." The $7.5 million exhibit, which has been years in the making, was designed by the Boston-based firm ExperienceDesign, which worked with the Museum's historians and curators. The exhibit is scheduled to open Ocotber 26, 2010 - a couple months after the five-year anniversary of the storm - and will examine the impact of Katrina from its initial landfall through the subsequent rescue, recovery and rebuilding. The 6,700 square-foot installation will be housed on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter's Jackson Square. For more information, visit the exhibit Web site at www.katrinaandbeyond.com.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.