Commemorating its 300th year in 2019, Algiers will take its rightful place as a vital component of the development of the City of New Orleans. While residents, businesses and friends will honor the complex history, they will also work toward economic prosperity and sustainability that will create inclusive opportunities for everyone in the future.
You can support our programs, which will celebrate our culture, illuminate our history and commemorate significant events over three centuries, and help us inspire the future of this diverse community in the City of New Orleans.
January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 Carolyn Kolb, PhD, a local historian and history professor, will lead a six-part series on The History of Jefferson Parish, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. A portion of Old Algiers/McDonoghville was originally in Jefferson Parish. Carolyn Kolb’s column in New Orleans magazine is titled “Chronicles of Recent History.” Her book is titled, New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City. www.jeff.lib.la.us
January 11-12 Annual Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day, Nunez Community College Auditorium, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. The Battle of New Orleans, which was the turning point in the War of 1812, was fought on the East Bank and on the West Bank in Lower Coast Algiers. All lectures are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required, and nearby free parking is available. For more information, please contact Curtis Manning (email@example.com or 504 512 5120). www.nunez.edu/community/sixth- -battle-of-new-orleans.edu.
January 19 Algiers Historical Society meeting, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Algiers Regional Library, 3901 Holiday Drive. The topic is Joseph “Beausoleil” Broussard, the Father of Louisiana Cajun Culture. AHS meets every third Saturday of the month. Visit http://algiershistoricalsociety.org
February 2 Raising the Zulu Flag in Algiers - 2019 Zulu King George Rainey will officially begin his reign as he plants his flag on in his native Algiers. The Zulu event will be held 12 noon.-5 p.m. on the Algiers Riverfront near the ferry terminal. There will be music, food and the official flag-raising ceremony. www.kreweofzulu.com.
Launch of the Algiers page on the New Orleans Historical mobile app at the Algiers Ferry Terminal, which will allow viewers to select a point of interest in Algiers on a map and see a short history of the location. More details to come.
Algiers Tricentennial sponsors include Entergy, Algiers Development District, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Port of New Orleans.
To include items in the Tricentennial Calendar, please send a short description with a date, time and place to firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of three days before you would like it published. Items should have some relevance to the history, present or future of Algiers and be open to the public.