MILESTONE: LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU RE-OPENS FIRST STATE MUSEUM -- 010/27/2005
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2005
MILESTONE: LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU RE-OPENS FIRST STATE MUSEUM
Announces Free Admission to the Cabildo, Hosts Free Jackson Square Concert as Special Thank You to Relief Workers
WHAT: Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu will reopen the Cabildo, the Louisiana State Museum flagship property and the birthplace of Louisiana, to the public with an all day open house and an evening concert by New Orleans' own Rebirth Brass Band.
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2005 Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 am Concert from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Louisiana State Museum- Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., Jackson Square, New Orleans
WHY: The re-opening of the Cabildo signals that the State Museum is back in business. This opening is another positive development in the effort to rebuild Louisiana's vital tourism and cultural industries.
The Lt. Governor will announce free admission to the Cabildo through November, and an outdoor concert in Jackson Square. The event is designed to show gratitude to relief workers from all over the state and the nation for their assistance.
The Louisiana State Museum is part of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, which is overseen by Lieutenant Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu. The State Museum network includes six museums in New Orleans, sites in Natchitoches, Patterson and Thibodaux, and a Baton Rouge site that opens in January 2006. For details on sites, exhibits and events, visit http://lsm.crt.state.la.us.