MEP Update on the Lutheran Benevolent Society Cemetery, Baton Rouge

By Amanda R. Lanata, LTHP volunteer On a warm afternoon recently, I met Lillie Gallagher and Matt Thomas at the Lutheran Benevolent Society Cemetery on Eddie Robinson Sr Drive in Baton Rouge. We toured the six-acre cemetery, a beautiful tree-shaded spot across the street from the Brooks Park swimming pool. Though I could see McKinley […]

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Preservation Awards

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Preservation Awards Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is filled with great places, great traditions, and great people keeping those cultural assets alive.       The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes 11 new award recipients for their impact on historic places, build pride and foster engagement in their communities. Awardees have been nominated by the public and selected based on   […]

Announcing the 2021 Most Endangered Places

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Most Endangered Places For Immediate Release Baton Rouge, LA - Louisiana is known for its rich history and cultural diversity.  Louisiana’s historic sites represent the past, but often these sites become neglected, abandoned, or ultimately demolished.  The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation works statewide to help identify and advocate for our state’s historic […]

Meet the Board – Rebecca Vizard

Name: Rebecca Vizard Current Occupation: Designer and owner of B. Viz Design in both New Orleans and St. Joseph Hometown & Current Town : St. Joseph When/how did you realize you were a preservationist? As a small child my grandmother would take me to the Natchez cemetery and we would wander around looking at the tombstone dates. […]

#BeadBomb2021 Photo Contest

You may have heard of heart-bombing historic sites with Valentine hearts, but here in Louisiana we get to go extra with some Mardi Gras flavor.  Show us your favorite historic places in Louisiana that you care for this Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras season with #BeadBomb2021! Share i mages of historic sites dressed in their […]

Meet the Board – John H. Stubbs

Name: John H. Stubbs Current Occupation: Professor, Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture Hometown: Monroe, LA Current Town: New Orleans, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  Age 16 when I led a few high school chums in restoring the functionality of a 1930’s fountain in Forsyth Park in Monroe. We did it without the City’s […]

Nominations for 2021 Most Endangered Places and Preservation Awards Now Open

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for its annual list of Most Endangered Places and honorees for Louisiana Preservation Awards for 2021. Each year historic sites threatened for various reasons such as demolition, neglect, funding, etc are selected to the Most Endangered List to bring awareness and attention to our rapidly […]

Meet the Board – Megan Harrison Lord

Name: Megan Harrison Lord Current Occupation: Shop Owner, Southern Chic and Preservationist/Designer, Hunt & Gather Home, LLC Hometown & Current Town: Alexandria, LA (with stops in Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and New Orleans) When/How did you realize you were a preservationist? I have loved old buildings since I was a child, so I think I’ve always been a […]

Guest Blog: The Mystery of the McDonoghville Cemetery

Recently one of our members, Joan Garner, reached out about a historic cemetery in her neighborhood.  She has been researching its history and piecing together a timeline of events and activities about this historic final resting ground.  Mysteries have arisen on varying ownership over the years as well as hidden histories of former slave graves.  […]

Historic for the Holidays Photo Contest

Tis the season to be historic! After a great run of our October “spooky” photo contest, we are now turning to the holiday season! Get in the holiday spirit by exploring and photographing some of your favorite historic sites and local downtown communities dressed for the holidays season.  Up to three photo entries can be […]