Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
Through the Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo’s Second Thursday Lecture Series, historian Cassie Pruyn, author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History, will trace the evolution of Bayou St. John from prehistory through the present day. In this swiftly-moving talk, Pruyn will cover the bayou’s role as crucial “backdoor route” for French colonial settlers, its life as a bustling commercial waterway, its stint as an unauthorized houseboat haven, its WPA-era “beautification,” and much more. The talk will include historic images and will culminate with audience Q&A and a book-signing. Free and open to the public. Refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Cabildo. For more information, contact Friends of the Cabildo at 504.523.3939.