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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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

LOUISIANA AWARDED AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS GRANT FOR TRAIL PROJECT
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced today the Louisiana Office of Tourism received a $50,000 grant to complete the design and installation of the first ...Read More...

LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 NOMINATED TITLES
BATON ROUGE, La. – Entering its 22nd year, the Louisiana Readers' Choice (LYRC/LTRC) Awards Program is excited to announce the 2022-2023 nominated title lists for grades 3-5, 6-8, ...Read More...

BOGUE CHITTO STATE PARK HOSTING INAUGURAL ROLLERCOASTER OF LOVE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL ON NEWLY OPENED MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana State Parks is excited to announce the upcoming inaugural Rollercoaster of Love Mountain Bike Festival at Bogue Chitto State Park on October 2-3, 2021. ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NUNGESSER HONORS 2021 FOLKLIFE TRADITION BEARERS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced that October 2021 marks Louisiana's seventh annual Folklife Month, a celebration of the state's living traditions ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA OPENS 2022 AMERICORPS STATE AND NATIONAL GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Grants. This annual ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA OFFERS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING
BATON ROUGE, La. – Storms like Hurricane Ida remind us all of the critical importance of community preparation and neighbors helping neighbors. Community Emergency Response Teams ...Read More...

LOUISIANA MAIN STREET RECEIVES $749,000 IN HISTORIC REVITALIZATION GRANTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – At a time when good news is needed, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Division of Historic Preservation are proud to announce Louisiana Main Street has ...Read More...

LOUISIANA STATE PARK FACILITY UPDATE DURING HURRICANE IDA RECOVERY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks have finished surveying all facilities affected by Hurricane Ida. Work has already begun to clear ...Read More...

LOUISIANA MUSIC AMBASSADOR LAINE HARDY USES ALBUM RELEASE EVENT TO BENEFIT VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA FOUNDATION AND THE LOUISIANA MUSEUM FOUNDATION
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the New Orleans Jazz Museum are proud to welcome and provide the venue to host a live stream event releasing the first ...Read More...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER AND VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA REQUESTING DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR HURRICANE IDA RECOVERY
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, who leads Volunteer Louisiana, is asking people to donate and/or volunteer in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts.

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MULTIPLE STATE PARKS AND STATE HISTORIC SITES CLOSED AS OF 5 P.M. TODAY AHEAD OF HURRICANE IDA
BATON ROUGE, La. – Effective at 5 p.m. today – Friday, August 27 – Louisiana State Parks will close multiple state park recreation sites and state historic sites to visitors ...Read More...

CLOSURE OF SEVERAL STATE MUSEUM PROPERTIES AND WELCOME CENTERS AHEAD OF HURRICANE IDA
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announces the closures of several State Museum properties and welcome centers ahead of Hurricane Ida.

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LT. GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN RECYLCING
POINT CLEAR, Ala. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today received the 2021 Recycling Impact Award during the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) meeting in Point ...Read More...

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 AMERICORPS STATE GRANTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are pleased to announce $4,609,221 in grant funding through the federal agency AmeriCorps for the 2021-2022 ...Read More...

LOUISIANA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL MARKER UNVEILED AT A.Z. YOUNG PARK IN BATON ROUGE HONORING 1967 BOGALUSA TO BATON ROUGE CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today dedicated the fourth marker along the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This marker, ...Read More...

MISSISSIPPI CHEF AUSTIN SUMRALL CROWNED KING OF AMERICAN SEAFOOD DURING 2021 GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board crowned Mississippi Chef Austin Sumrall from ...Read More...

HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS TOTALING MORE THAN $450,000 AWARDED

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation and Division of Archaeology awarded ...Read More...

FATIMA SHAIK TO RECEIVE 22ND LOUISIANA WRITER AWARD
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana proudly announces that author and Louisiana native Fatima Shaik has been selected as the recipient ...Read More...

80 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE TEACHER WELCOMED TO LOUISIANA TO TEACH IMMERSION LANGUAGES
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) welcomed 80 teachers from around the world this ...Read More...

LOUISIANA PROJECT GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) announces the opening of the application period for the Louisiana Project Grants program. Administered jointly by ...Read More...

ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA ANNOUNCES 2021 COMPETITIVE GRANT RECIPIENTS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area announce the 2021 Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Competitive Grant awardees. ...Read More...

SITE NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR LOUISIANA BIRDING TRAILS
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism are seeking site nominations to include in the redesigned Louisiana Birding Trails. The ...Read More...

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS "READ AROUND THE STATES" VIDEO FEATURES CHILDREN'S BOOK BY LOUISIANA AUTHOR WILLIAM JOYCE
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana announces its contribution to "Read Around the States," a project of the Library of ...Read More...

CHEF TORY MCPHAIL CROWNED THE KING OF KINGS AT THE 14TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF
LAFAYETTE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board crowned Chef Tory McPhail of Revelry ...Read More...

NEW EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS EARLY 1800S SHIPWRECK OFF LOUISIANA GULF COAST
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Division of Archaeology and the Capitol Park Museum announce the opening of a new exhibit – The Mardi Gras Shipwreck. In 2007, a team ...Read More...

APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN FOR POTENTIAL LOUISIANA CULTURAL DISTRICTS
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development's Division of the Arts announces the release of applications for the Louisiana Cultural Districts program. The application ...Read More...

STATE LIBRARY OF LOUISIANA RECEIVES AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDING
BATON ROUGE, La. – The State Library of Louisiana announces a special round of funding to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as related economic ...Read More...

25 LOUISIANA MAIN STREET COMMUNITIES EARN 2021 NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Main Street are proud to announce the 25 Louisiana communities earning 2021 National Accreditation through ...Read More...

TOP TWO SEAFOOD HARVESTING STATES JOINING FORCES IN PARTNERSHIP AND FUTURE SUPPORT
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will travel to Juneau, Alaska, next week to solidify a partnership between the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board ...Read More...

TAILS AND TALES: LOUISIANA'S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BATON ROUGE, La. – The State Library of Louisiana announces the 2021 statewide summer ...Read More...

2021 LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF TO DETERMINE THE KING OF KINGS AS PAST CHAMPIONS BATTLE HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR THE SUPREME TITLE

LAFAYETTE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are set to select the King of Kings at the 2021 Louisiana Seafood ...Read More...

BUSSES CARRYING RIVERBOAT PASSENGERS TO LOUISIANA SITES SIGNALS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN TOURISM RECOVERY
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today greeted the first two busses shuttling more than 150 cruise boat passengers from the American Duchess to ...Read More...