The six-month moratorium on new deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is facing a legal challenge, despite the fact that oil continues to gush from a ruptured undersea well.
More than a dozen companies involved in offshore drilling operations have launched a lawsuit that would reverse the Obama administration’s ban.
Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from New Orleans.
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Hi Y’all! Are you looking for something to do with kiddos New Years Eve? Here is a great idea – check out the opening of the new display at the Louisiana Childrens Museum. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Opening of exhibition expansion added to LCM’s New Year’s Eve Event
New display resulted from collaboration between LCM, THNOC
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection & the Louisiana Children’s Museum
WHAT: Opening of an expansion to the New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home exhibit, as part of LCM’s 15th annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown, sponsored by Wendy’s®
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 31 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., in New Orleans’s Warehouse/Arts District
HOW: Advance tickets are $10 for general admission, $3 for museum members.
Tickets purchased at the door are $12. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Visit www.lcm.org or call (504) 523-1357 for ticket information.
WHY: Once again, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will provide fun, family-friendly festivities to help ring in the new year, and The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to be part of this program for the first time ever.
In addition to live music, arts and crafts and some merry mayhem, the New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown will include the grand opening of an expansion of LCM’s New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home exhibit and a collaborative endeavor between LCM and THNOC.
Located on the second floor adjacent to the keystone architecture exhibit, the expansion will teach children ages 4 through 10 about 19th-century life in the French Quarter through recreations of some of THNOC’s properties.
Visitors will stroll through a reproduction of the Merieult House carriageway—THNOC’s principal building on Royal Street—into a working courtyard, where they can wash and hang laundry, feed animals and participate in other hands-on activities. Children can also role-play as shopkeepers inside a model of a 19th-century general store.
In addition, six small-scale reproductions of other THNOC buildings recreate the environment of the French Quarter and offer a closer look at life and architecture in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Through its innovative use of social studies, technology and urban planning lessons, the LCM exhibition introduces THNOC’s resources and facilities to a new generation.
The expansion will officially open at the LCM’s 15th annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown, sponsored by Wendy’s®, on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A complete schedule of activities is available online at www.lcm.org or by calling (504) 523-1357. The exhibition will remain on display at the Louisiana Children’s Museum indefinitely. For current gallery hours and admission rates, visit www.lcm.org or call (504) 523-1357.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, THNOC offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions, a research facility, and active educational outreach programs. The Collection’s museum shop carries an exclusive array of reproduction books, maps, prints and gifts based on institutional holdings as well as merchandise from many local and independent artists. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Children’s Museum
Since 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum has engaged children and families in memorable, interactive experiences that make growing and learning fun. It also goes beyond its walls to deliver creative, educational resources that impact the greater New Orleans community. The museum is located at 420 Julia Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults and children one year of age and older. Museum members are admitted free. Visit www.lcm.org to learn more about the Louisiana Children’s Museum or call (504) 523-1357.
Kudos to John Goodman and everyone involved in the “Treme’” project they are really doing an awesome job of promoting New Orleans- the city, the people, the music, and the Louisiana film industry. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of Treme’. I am even more excited about the future of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Catch the premiere of HBO’s Treme’ on April 11th.
By Sharon Denise Talbot
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