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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CHOOSE 18TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL AS SETTING FOR SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Book Festival is honored to have been selected for the tenth anniversary celebrations of two esteemed organizations, Narrative 4 and the National ...Read More...

"CREOLE NEW ORLEANS, HONEY! THE ART OF ANDREW LAMAR HOPKINS" OPENING IN NOVEMBER AT THE CABILDO
BATON ROUGE, La. – On Friday, November 18, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum will unveil Creole New Orleans, Honey! The Art of Andrew LaMar Hopkins, ...Read More...

LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM RECEIVES FEDERAL FINANCIAL AWARD TO CREATE, SUSTAIN HIGH-QUALITY JOBS
BATON ROUGE, La. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently announced six new financial awards designed to create or sustain high-quality export jobs across the U.S. in ...Read More...

RUSTON MAIN STREET NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR 2023 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Office of Cultural Development, and Louisiana Main Street are proud to announce Ruston Main Street is a semifinalist for ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA PROVIDES VOLUNTEER ACTIVATION KITS TO 14 DISASTER RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, La. – As hurricane season becomes more active and Louisiana organizations are on standby to respond to a call for assistance for our neighbors in Florida, Lt. Governor ...Read More...

DAVID ARMAND TO RECEIVE 23RD LOUISIANA WRITER AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of proudly announces Louisiana native David Armand as the recipient of the 23rd annual Louisiana Writer ...Read More...

GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT THROUGHOUT OCTOBER AT LOUISIANA STATE PARKS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Weekends in October at Louisiana State Parks are getting a little spookier. From haunted hayrides and hikes to campground trick-or-treating, Halloween movies, ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER APPLAUDS U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINSTRATION'S NEW FOREIGN SHRIMP REGULATORY PROGRAM
BATON ROUGE, La. – In an effort to ensure the safety of shrimp imported to the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it signed an agreement with Ecuador ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER PROCLAIMS OCTOBER AS ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, with the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, proclaims October 2022 as Louisiana Archaeology Month. The month is an opportunity ...Read More...

CELEBRATE THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, with the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (ANHA), proclaims October as Atchafalaya Month. Feed Your Soul in America's ...Read More...

"UNIVERSAL HEART CHORDS: MUSIC PAINTINGS OF FREDERICK J. BROWN" OPENING AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM
NEW ORLEANS – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and The New Orleans Jazz Museum announce a new exhibit, Universal Heart Chords: Music Paintings of Frederick J. Brown, ...Read More...

LOUISIANA TRADITION BEARERS CELEBRATED DURING FOLKLIFE MONTH IN OCTOBER
BATON ROUGE, La. – October 2022 marks Louisiana's eighth annual Folklife Month, ...Read More...

LOUISIANA TRAILS AND BYWAYS WINS BEST TRAVEL WEBSITE
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism won a 2022 WebAward presented by the Web Marketing Association for the LouisianaByways.com ...Read More...

LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE ANNOUNCES 2023-2024 NOMINATED TITLES
BATON ROUGE, La. – Entering its 23rd year, the Louisiana Readers' Choice (LYRC/LTRC) Award Program is excited to announce the 2023-2024 nominated title lists for grades K-2, 3-5, ...Read More...

LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL CAMPAIGN EARNS SHINING EXAMPLE TOURISM AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism won the prestigious Shining Example Award at the annual conference of the Southeast Tourism Society held this month in Concord, ...Read More...

LT. GOVERNOR NUNGESSER TO HOST SPECIAL RECOGNITION LUNCH FOR SOME SPECIAL LOUISIANA ATHLETES
BATON ROUGE, La. – They brought home more than 120 awards from the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando this summer, and tomorrow – Saturday, September 17, 2022 – ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SELECTS SUSAN MACLAY AS INTERIM DIRECTOR FOR LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STATE MUSEUMS
NEW ORLEANS – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announces the selection of Susan Maclay as the Interim Director for the Louisiana Office of State Museums. Since 2001, Maclay has ...Read More...

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY HIKE SET FOR POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PIONEER, La. – Celebrate the 29th annual National Public Lands Day on September 24, 2022, with a free, ranger-led hike at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. The program begins at ...Read More...

18TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL SEEKS VOUNTEERS
BATON ROUGE, La. – The 2022 Louisiana Book Festival is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join in the celebration for an insider's experience of the festival. The 18th annual festival ...Read More...

LOUISIANA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL REVITALIZATION AND RELAUNCH
EDGARD, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today announced a project to revitalize and relaunch the Louisiana African American Trail. The ...Read More...

NON-PROFIT STARTS FUNDRAISER TO ASSIST SOUTH LOUISIANA SHRIMPER
BATON ROUGE, La. – Following a request by Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, New Orleans Chef Amy Sins and the non-profit ...Read More...

CELEBRATED AUTHORS TO GIVE MASTER CLASSES FOR ASPIRING LOUISIANA WRITERS

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Book Festival is excited to announce the faculty for the 2022 writing workshops: Jericho Brown, Robert Olen Butler, Gerard Collins, and Emily ...Read More...

SAVE THE DATE! LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL RETURNS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is excited to announce the return of the live, in-person Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA OPENS 2023 AMERICORPS STATE AND NATIONAL GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2023 AmeriCorps State and National Grants. This annual ...Read More...

$6 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING TO SUPPPORT AMERICORPS STATE PROGRAMS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are pleased to announce $6,006,884 in grant funding from the federal agency, AmeriCorps, for the 2022-2023 ...Read More...

LT. GOVERNOR NUNGESSER UNVEILS SEVENTH LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL MARKER AT ROBERT "BOB" HICKS HOUSE IN BOGALUSA
BOGALUSA, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today dedicated the seventh marker along the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This marker recognizes ...Read More...

LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM WINS U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION MERCURY AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism won a Mercury Award at U.S. Travel's ESTO, or Educational Seminar For Tourism Organizations, on August 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The award, given ...Read More...

HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS TOTALING NEARLY $550,000 ANNOUNCED

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development's Division of Historic Preservation and Division of Archaeology recently awarded total $548,185 in Historic Preservation ...Read More...

MASSACHUSETTS CHEF ERIN MILLER CROWNED FIRST-EVER QUEEN OF AMERICAN SEAFOOD DURING 18TH ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board crowned Chef Erin Miller from Urban Hearth in ...Read More...

TWO NEW EXHIBITS OPENING TODAY AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Capitol Park Museum today opened two new exhibits – Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road and Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow ...Read More...

LOUISIANA SPECIAL OLYMPIC SWIMMERS BRING HOME SEVERAL MEDALS FROM THE USA GAMES IN FLORIDA
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser sent a special congratulations to the members of the Louisiana Special Olympics swim team and their coaches, Megan Danos and ...Read More...

STATEWIDE LITTER ABATEMENT & BEAUTIFICATION TASK FORCE FINALIZING RECOMMENDATIONS & KEY PRIORITIES
BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Statewide Litter Abatement & Beautification Task Force adopted recommendations and action plans to clean up Louisiana, which the task force will present ...Read More...

LOUISIANA MAIN STREET ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2022 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Main Street are proud to announce 20 Louisiana communities have been designated as 2022 Accredited Main Street ...Read More...

EXPLORE THE ARTISTRY OF THE REX PARADE AND VIEW HISTORIC FILM FROM 1898, BELIEVED TO BE THE EARLIEST SURVIVING FOOTAGE OF NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS – Explore the artistry of the Rex Parade in New Orleans with the Louisiana State Museum as historians highlight both the historic imagery and contemporary processes, ...Read More...

SECOND EVER QUEEN OF LOUISIANA SEAFOOD CROWNED AS CHEF AMANDA CUSEY FROM LAKE CHARLES WINS THE 15TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF
LAFAYETTE, La. – Chef Amanda Cusey of The Villa Harlequin in Lake Charles became the second ever Queen of Louisiana Seafood in Lafayette, besting 11 other chefs to win the 15th Annual ...Read More...

AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Take a step into the past at Audubon State Historic Site on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. during "A Civil War Living History ...Read More...

GET TRAINED, GET PREPARED, AND GET CONNECTED THIS HURRICANE SEASON THROUGH VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA

BATON ROUGE, La. – Hurricane season is underway and now is the time to make sure you are prepared and trained to help your neighbors. Volunteer Louisiana is offering Community ...Read More...

CELEBRATE THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER WITH THE RE-OPENING OF SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
LAKE CHARLES, La. – A new and improved Sam Houston Jones State Park is set to re-open to the public for the first time since Hurricane Laura ravaged the park back in 2020. The phased ...Read More...

EIGHT FIRST-TIME COMPETITORS AMONG THE 12 CHEFS CHOSEN TO BATTLE IN THE 15TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF
LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board today announced the selection of chefs from across the state to represent their areas in the 15th Annual Louisiana ...Read More...

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE AND WORLD ATLATL DAY AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PIONEER, La. – Join the nation's celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. There will be a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, ...Read More...

KIDS TO PARK DAY AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PIONEER, La. – On Saturday, May 21, Poverty Point World Heritage Site is celebrating national Kids to ...Read More...

HAMMOND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2022 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Office of Cultural Development, and Louisiana Main Street are proud to announce the Hammond Downtown Development District ...Read More...

CHRIS THOMAS KING PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Capitol Park Museum is hosting Chris Thomas King for a book presentation and signing on Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. King's book, The Blues: The Authentic ...Read More...

GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE SET FOR FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM IN LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, La. – Applications for Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program Federal funds to support recreational trails projects are due to the Office of State ...Read More...

"LET LOUISIANA SHINE" LITTER PREVENTION MEDIA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES STATEWIDE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is proud to announce the launch of "Let Louisiana Shine," a statewide litter prevention campaign. Featuring a unified front from ...Read More...

8,476 VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS STEPPED UP TO CLEAN UP 293 TONS OF LITTER DURING LOVE THE BOOT WEEK
BATON ROUGE, La. – Love the Boot Week, the largest litter removal effort in the state organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) April 18-24, served as a wake-up call for Louisiana ...Read More...

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES: LOUISIANA LIBRARIES' SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BATON ROUGE, La. – The State Library of Louisiana is announcing the statewide 2022 Louisiana Summer Reading Program entitled "Oceans of Possibilities," a theme celebrating aquatic ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER ANNOUNCES LOUISIANA TOURISM INDUSTRY RECOVERING QUICKER THAN EXPECTED WITH 41 MILLION VISITORS TO THE STATE IN 2021
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser presented his State of Tourism address on Monday, announcing over 41 million visitors came to Louisiana during 2021, signifying ...Read More...

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS MAY 1 FOR ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA GRANTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (ANHA) will open the application period for the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Grants Program on Sunday, May ...Read More...

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR 2022-2023 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation announce the opening of the application period for Historic Preservation ...Read More...

STATEWIDE LITTER ABATEMENT & BEAUTIFICATION TASK FORCE TACKLES IMPROVING PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERCOMING MANPOWER CHALLENGES
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today led the third Statewide Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force meeting at Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

"This ...Read More...

15TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF PUTS OUT THE CALL FOR CHEFS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board have begun the search for chefs to participate in the 15th Annual Louisiana ...Read More...

DEVIL'S ELBOW TOUR SET FOR APRIL 23 AT PORT HUDSON STATE HISTORIC SITE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana State Parks invites visitors of all ages to a special Devil's Elbow tour at the Port Hudson State Historic Site battlefield on Saturday, April ...Read More...

KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL TO LAUNCH LOVE THE BOOT WEEK TO COMBAT LITTER STATEWIDE
MANDEVILLE, La. — Keep Louisiana Beautiful presents Love the Boot Week April 18-24, 2022 — the largest litter removal effort in Louisiana, held in conjunction ...Read More...

LT. GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER LEADS GROUP OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS IN URGING BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO RESTORE UNITED STATES TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser along with Alaska Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer, Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin, Missouri Lt. Governor Michael Kehoe, Ohio Lt. ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA ANNOUNCES 2022 CHAMPIONS OF SERVICE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are proud to announce the nine 2022 Champions of Service. The annual Champions of Service Award recognizes ...Read More...

HIKE WITH YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS AT PORT HUDSON ON APRIL 2
BATON ROUGE, La. – Bring your dog for a ranger-led hike on Saturday, April 2, at Port Hudson State Historic Site in Jackson, LA, location of the longest true siege during the American ...Read More...

2021-2022 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
BATON ROUGE, La. – The State Library of Louisiana is excited to announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Louisiana Readers' Choice Awards. Louisiana's young people have read nearly ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER CHAIRS SECOND MEETING OF THE STATEWIDE LITTER ABATEMENT & BEAUTIFICATION TASK FORCE IN BATON ROUGE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today led the second Statewide Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force meeting at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge. ...Read More...

LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM RELEASES 2022 INSPIRATION GUIDE FEATURING AMERICAN IDOL WINNER LAINE HARDY
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) has released its 2022 Louisiana Inspiration Guide. This year, LOT partnered with local artist, celebrity ambassador and American ...Read More...

AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS WITH THE LOUISIANA STATE PARK SYSTEM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Join the Louisiana Office of State Parks on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., for the 75th anniversary celebration of Audubon State Historic Site, one of ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER GRANTS REPRIEVE TO ONE LUCKY CRUSTACEAN DURING 6TH ANNUAL PARDONING OF THE CRAWFISH
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, along with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, granted an official pardon to Arrigeaux (uh-REE-go) the Crawfish ...Read More...

HAMMOND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR 2022 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Office of Cultural Development, and Louisiana Main Street are proud to announce the Hammond Downtown Development District ...Read More...

THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM PRESENTS "ME GOT FIYO: THE PROFESSOR LONGHAIR CENTENNIAL"
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Capitol Park Museum announce the opening of Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial on Tuesday, ...Read More...

RANGER-GUIDED HIKE AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE SET FOR MARCH 5
PIONEER, La. - Visitors of Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike on Saturday, March 5, showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in ...Read More...

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM PRESENTS ART FLOW 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. – Capitol Park Museum will host Art Flow 2022, a juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art by Louisiana artists. Organized by the Arts Council ...Read More...

REMEMBERING ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON: A RESPECTABLE NEW ORLEANS ACTIVIST
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will present its inaugural program celebrating Women's History Month with a presentation by ...Read More...

KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INTENT FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM
MANDEVILLE, La. - Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's leading community improvement organization, seeks programs and activities to fund with its Healthy Communities Grant program and ...Read More...

THOUSANDS OF TREES PLANTED AT SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK IN LAKE CHARLES
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Volunteers today planted over 5,000 trees at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles. The event is part of ongoing efforts to rebuild the park after Hurricane ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER CHAIRS FIRST MEETING OF LITTER ABATEMENT & BEAUTIFICATION TASK FORCE IN BATON ROUGE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today led the first Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force Workshop at the Water Campus in Baton Rouge. Task force ...Read More...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM TO FEATURE "TELLING THEIR STORIES: TRAILBLAZING BLACK WOMEN WRITERS OF LOUISIANA"
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will celebrate Black History Month with a virtual presentation featuring author Ann ...Read More...

LT. GOVERNOR NUNGESSER UNVEILS LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL MARKER HONORING THE 761ST TANK BATTALION FORMED AT CAMP CLAIBORNE
PINEVILLE, La. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism unveiled the newest marker on the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail honoring the members ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER UNVEILS LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL MARKER AT MCDONOGH 19 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism launched the next series of Louisiana Civil Rights Trail marker unveilings. The McDonogh ...Read More...

NINE LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL STOPS WILL NOW BE RECOGNIZED ON THE U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism announced today that nine sites already, or soon to be, recognized on the Louisiana Civil ...Read More...

ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PIONEER, La. – Have you found any neat projectile points, beads, plummets, pottery, or ceramic objects that you want to show off? Are you unsure of what you have found? On Saturday, ...Read More...

AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE HOSTS ANNUAL
BATON ROUGE, La. – Come be a part of our yearly volunteer training at Audubon State Historic Site (SHS) on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ...Read More...

START 2022 ON THE RIGHT FOOT WITH A NEW YEAR'S HIKE AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PIONEER, La. – On Saturday, January 8, 2022, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks ...Read More...

DISCOUNTS HEAT UP AT LOUISIANA STATE PARKS WHEN THE MERCURY DROPS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks are offering a discount on overnight stays to encourage outdoor travel in the cooler months. When ...Read More...

37 MILLION VIEWERS TO SEE EVERYTHING COMING UP ROSES FOR LOUISIANA TOURISM
BATON ROUGE, La. – For the first time in the 133rd history of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca., Louisiana will be prominently featured with a stunning float of its ...Read More...

LOUISIANA SITE ADDED TO THE GREAT RIVER ROAD NETWORK OF MUSEUMS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today announced the Louisiana Great River Road Museum and Interpretive Center on the grounds of Houmas House ...Read More...

REVITALIZATION EFFORTS IN LOWER NINTH WARD OF NEW ORLEANS GETS BOOST WITH LOUISIANA MAIN STREET PROGRAM DESIGNATION
BATON ROUGE, La. –Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Main Street announce the selection of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans as a designated Louisiana Main Street ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA ANNOUNCES LOUISIANA WINNERS OF THE FEMA REGION 6 COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AWARDS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Volunteer Louisiana, and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are pleased to announce the ...Read More...

2021 TEAM LOUISIANA AWARDS HONOR SPORTS TOURISM LEADERS
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) and Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) recognized Louisiana sports stakeholders and tourism leaders with their 2021 Team ...Read More...

"EXIT STAGE RIGHT: ZACK SMITH'S FESTIVAL PORTRAITS" OPENING AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM
NEW ORLEANS – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and The New Orleans Jazz Museum announce a new exhibit, Exit Stage Right: Zack Smith's Festival Portraits, opening to the ...Read More...

RIBBON CUTTING TO RE-OPEN CABINS AT JIMMIE DAVIS STATE PARK
CHATHAM, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Louisiana State Parks, and elected officials today officially re-opened the cabins at Jimmie Davis State Park in Jackson Parish. ...Read More...

"THE YELLOW BOOK: OLD SOUTH BATON ROUGE" – AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE CAPITAL CITY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Capitol Park Museum will open The Yellow Book: Old South Baton Rouge, a photography exhibition exploring the ...Read More...

LOUISIANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Officially opening on November 15, 1971, the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office celebrates its 50th anniversary today. The Louisiana Legislature created ...Read More...

AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS "A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS"
BATON ROUGE, La. – Journey back into history during "A Jane Austen Christmas" at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from ...Read More...

LT. GOVERNOR NUNGESSER CUTS RIBBON OPENING NEW FISHING DECK AND RESTORED BEACH AT CYPREMORT POINT STATE PARK
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks, along with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, cut the ribbon officially opening a new fishing ...Read More...

LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM RECEIVES WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE
LONDON – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today announced British travel magazine Wanderlust named the Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) among the world's best campaign responses ...Read More...

LOUISIANA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO SET UP A NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM DESIGNED TO BRIDGE A GAP BETWEEN ARTISTS AND CONSUMERS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Division of the Arts are proud to announce the launch of a new platform designed to bridge a gap between ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2022 CHAMPIONS OF SERVICE AWARDS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers and national service members for the 2022 Champions of ...Read More...

PORT HUDSON STATE HISTORIC SITE TO HOST 158TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON
BATON ROUGE, La. – To commemorate the 158th anniversary of the "Siege of Port Hudson," Port Hudson State Historic Site will host its annual re-enactment on Saturday and Sunday, November ...Read More...

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR LOUISIANA ATTRACTIONS SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today announced the opening of the application period for the Louisiana Attractions Support ...Read More...

THE LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATING 17 YEARS; WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE VIRTUAL EVENT HAPPENING OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 14
BATON ROUGE, La. – Mark your calendar as the 17th Annual Louisiana Book Festival will launch programs on Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31, 2021. Additional new content will be available over the ...Read More...

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM TO DEBUT "THE SOUL OF JAZZ: AN AMERICAN ADVENTURE" TRAVELING EXHIBIT IN COLLABORATION WITH WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Louisiana State Museum, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum announce the opening of a Disney World traveling exhibit on Tuesday, ...Read More...

THREE NEW CULTURAL DISTRICTS ANNOUNCED; BOUNDARY EXPANSIONS APPROVED FOR SIX CULTURAL DISTRICTS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of Cultural Development’s Division of the Arts announced the creation of three new Cultural Districts ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER AND THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM ANNOUNCE A NEW FLOAT FOR THE 95TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and Macy's, Inc. announced today they will celebrate the birthplace of jazz, Cajun and Creole ...Read More...

17TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is proud to present the 17th Annual Louisiana Book Festival. The Louisiana Book Festival is ...Read More...

THURSDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM IN CONJUNCTION WITH "THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN BOOK" EXHIBIT
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Capitol Park Museum will host an evening program every Thursday during October in conjunction with The Negro Motorist Green Book exhibition. "Green ...Read More...