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2021 Louisiana

Preservation Awards

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  

  • Significance and magnitude of the nominee’s contributions and/or achievements. 
  • Consistent or innovative involvement with and commitment to culture. 
  • Benefit of the nominee’s contributions to Louisiana’s cultural understanding. 

A formal awards ceremony will take place on Thursday September 30, 2021 in conjunction with the 41st annual Louisiana Preservation Conference to be held in Monroe and West Monroe, LA. 

Cultural District Applications Now Open

The Louisiana Cultural District program has been a positive incentive to grow business, encourage renovations, and renew pride in communities. Applications for new districts are now open till August 1, 2021. 
Find out more about this program from our educational video series.  

Ramble & Conference Return this Fall, Sponsorships Now Available

Looking for a way to support preservation and also promote your business or organization?! Consider sponsoring an upcoming LTHP event.  Sponsors receive complimentary tickets and other promotions with their sponsorship commitment.  
Download our sponsorship packet here to learn more. 

Advocacy Alert: Proposed Grain Elevator in Wallace

Earlier this month, LTHP attended a public meeting in the Wallace community of St. John the Baptist Parish, to hear from local advocates, residents and Lt. General Russel Honore about the importance of speaking up now against a proposed grain elevator. This community was founded by formerly enslaved people immediately after Emancipation. Today, the community is 93.8% African American.
This proposed development by Greenfield Louisiana, LLC (c/o Ramboll US Consulting, Inc. - 1615 Poydras Street - Suite 930 - New Orleans, LA 70112) would eliminate the people and culture of this community. Imagine having a nearly 300' tall grain elevator with 36 silos located within feet of your house. Constant noise and light from the operations would be bad enough. Now imagine what that would be like if you, your parents or grandparents have COPD or your children have asthma.
The impact to historic and archaeological resources will be tremendous. This will affect a local historic district and Louisiana Cultural District. The context of Whitney Plantation (National Register of Historic Places) and Evergreen Plantation (National Historic Landmark) will be negatively impacted. Both are located less than two miles from the proposed grain elevator. 
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Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
PO Box 1589 - Baton Rouge, LA 70821
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