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Marc R. Matrana, M.D., will speak about local plantations. He is the author of two Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana monographs, Seven Oaks Plantation: A Lasting Legacy and On Cane and Coolies. He is also the author of Lost Plantations of the South and a Jefferson Parish Historical Commission monograph, Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks. The meeting will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

The City of Gretna and McDonogh No. 26 School will present the 124th annual John McDonogh Day event on Friday, May 2 at 9:45 a.m. at the McDonogh Cenotaph in McDonoghville Cemetery, 520 Hancock Street, Gretna. Living history interpreters in authentic uniform will discuss John McDonogh's role in the Battle of New Orleans as a member of the Beale's Rifles regiment, which discussion will coincide with the upcoming bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.

The Jefferson Historical Society's June general membership meeting will be a joint meeting with the Gretna Historical Society on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Gretna Historical Society Museum Complex, 209 Lafayette St. We will commemorate the 130th anniversary of Gretna as the seat of government for Jefferson Parish. We will also participate in a presentation to the Gretna City Council at its regular meeting the day before at 5:30 p.m. in Gretna City Hall.

 

 

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