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Thomas Jefferson Wreath Laying Ceremony -- Friday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson statue in front of Jefferson Parish General Govt. Bldg. at 200 Derbigny St., Gretna.

McDonoghville Bicentennial Celebration -- Various speakers will discuss topics such as the history of the community, notable families from the area, John McDonogh, the Jefferson Parish McDonogh schools, and the architectural history of the various Orleans Parish McDonogh schools plus the old public schools of Algiers. Historical artifacts will be on display. The event will be Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the John McDonogh VFW Post 3121, 475 Monroe Street, Gretna.

Jefferson Historical Society April General Membership Meeting -- G. Leighton Ciravolo will speak about local public school philanthropist John McDonogh, the community he established known as McDonoghville, and his overall legacy. Ciravolo is the author of The Legacy of John McDonogh, published by the University of Louisiana Press. Free and open to the public. The meeting will be on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the East Bank Regional Library at 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie.

125th annual John McDonogh Day -- Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:45 a.m. at the John McDonogh Cenotaph, McDonoghville Cemetery, 520 Hancock Street, Gretna. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at John McDonogh VFW Post 3121, 475 Monroe Street, Gretna.

 

 

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