Feb 11 2015
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Feb 11 2015
A new group of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has been unveiled, Friends of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage. This group is comprised of local and state individuals in an effort to refurbish and restore the Tchefuncte River lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Friends of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage will launch its first event with the “Susan Thurston’s Tea”, an afternoon tea on the grounds near the cottage.
The tea will be Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 2-4:30pm. To be a part of this wonderful group or to reserve your seat for the tea, please call LPBMM at (985)845-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations to the tea is $35 for single reservations and $280 to reserve a table (8 seats).
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Dec 04 2014
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Dec 04 2014
For more information about the Christmas parade and Merry Madisonville, please visit: http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/events/moreinfo.php?Event_ID=27054
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Sep 19 2014
Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 am the Maritime Museum will host the public unveiling of the winning t-shirt design from the Children’s Village Art contest.There was over 150 beautiful entries in the themes of “25th Annual Wooden Boat Festival” and “Louisiana Plants and Animals” from grades Kindergarten through 6th grade from all over St. Tammany parish. The judges told us they had a very hard time deciding on the winners. The Grand Prize winning design will be on the official Children’s Village T-shirt for this year’s Wooden Boat Festival and will be on sale at the Festival and in the Maritime Museum’s gift shop. We would like to thank everyone that submitted a design and we hope you will join on to see the reveal of the winning design!
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Sep 12 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Madisonville, La. On Thursday, September 18, 2014, The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum will unveil the 2014 Wooden Boat Festival poster from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Abita Roasting Company, 504 Water Street, Madisonville, La. This event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, as the original poster artwork by the talented Don Scafidi is unveiled. Posters, which Don will sign and personalize, will be on sale for $45.00
Don Scafidi, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is a World War II veteran, former ship owner and retired Naval Reserve Officer who has been involved with ships and the sea all of his life. His enduring affair with “all things marine” is reflected not only in his artwork, but also in his long career in the marine industry.
He has created works for multiple museums, including the Battleship Alabama Museum, the Galveston Historical Foundation, the Biloxi Seafood Industry Museum, the National World War II Museum and the New York Fire Academy. He has produced work for eight previous Wooden Boat Festivals, so it’s fitting that he return as the 25th anniversary Poster Artist.
The 25th annual Wooden Boat Festival will be held October 11 – 12 in Madisonville, Louisiana to raise funds to support the ongoing education and historical programming at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, as well as the preservation of the Tchefuncte River Lightstation and Lightkeeper’s Cottage.
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Aug 29 2014
Come spend your Labor Day! We will be open from 10am- 4pm.
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