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RECONSTRUCTING CREOLE
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RECONSTRUCTING CREOLE

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Reconstructing Creole
Video: DVD, color; 60 minutes
In the summer of 2004, an electrical fire seriously damaged Laura Plantation in Vacherie, leaving behind only the original Creole structure of the house. This film weaves together the story of Laura, named for plantation daughter Laura Lecoul Gore, who grew up on the estate, which was run by her mother and grandmother, with the stories of those rebuilding the house she lived in. Laura’s nineteenth-century story leads viewers through Louisiana Creole culture and its ideas of language, race, and heritage. Meanwhile, craftspeople working on the house confront the racial consequences of the plantation past, as some realize they may be related to the Senegambian slaves who built the home two hundred years ago.
Producer: Jennifer John/Fresh Media


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A unique museum gift shop located in the French Quarter that offers reproduction maps and prints, jewelry and gifts by local artists and our own publications as well as many other titles related to the culture and history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Many of the items in this shop can only be found at The Historic New Orleans Collection. This gift shop features reproduction items from our collections that are educational and exclusive.