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Feb 27 2014

Members Only Monthly Matinee at the Museum!

Please join us for the next in our monthly series, Members Only free screening  of films made in and around the museum:  GHOSTSHARK!

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When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport. Teenage Ava, her younger sister Cicely and friend Blaise witness the start of the ghost shark’s rampage but the authorities don’t believe their story. With the help of a crotchety lighthouse keeper named Finch the teens discover that the spectral shark can hunt wherever there’s water, and that the town’s dark past may provide the clues they need to defeat it.
It also features our beloved Tchefuncte River and The Maritime Museum. Come watch it on the big screen! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Sunday April 13, 2014

4:00-6:00 pm

Please call the museum to RSVP

(985) 845-9200

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Feb 26 2014

‘Port Works’ has another new sponsor!

IFFCBANO-forwebLPBMM would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans for being a sponsor for our upcoming exhibit: ‘Port Works’.

‘Port Works’ is an interactive exhibit that will feature self-guided activities for youth and families to explore the port through navigational markers, container cargo, and to receive our exclusive passport stamp.  More in depth programming through ‘Port Works’ is available for youth groups and scheduled field trips, which will include experts who have worked with the Port explaining the types of jobs they do, and an audio activity to identify ‘port sounds’. This program will be available for children K-2nd grade, scouts and church youth groups.  The ‘Port Works’ exhibit will allow us to target a younger audience, increasing our value to the community by expanding our educational opportunities for people of all ages.

For more information about exhibit sponsorship, contact Dixon Stetler.educator@lpbmm.org

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Feb 20 2014

Rouse’s brand “Best Choice’ labels help raise money for the Maritime Museum!

Every time you purchase a BEST CHOICE item from Rouses’s Supermarket (their generic brand), save the UPC label and send it to us.  That’s it!  We’ll do the rest. We will receive $30 for each 1000 labels submitted.  What we do need from you is to PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  The more involved, the more labels, etc. Hooray!Best Choice

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Jan 20 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBIT ‘PORT WORKS’ HAS ANOTHER NEW SPONSOR!

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LPBMM would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans for being a sponsor for our upcoming exhibit: ‘Port Works’.

‘Port Works’ is an interactive exhibit that will feature self-guided activities for youth and families to explore the port through navigational markers, container cargo, and to receive our exclusive passport stamp.  More in depth programming through ‘Port Works’ is available for youth groups and scheduled field trips, which will include experts who have worked with the Port explaining the types of jobs they do, and an audio activity to identify ‘port sounds’. This program will be available for children K-2nd grade, scouts and church youth groups.  The ‘Port Works’ exhibit will allow us to target a younger audience, increasing our value to the community by expanding our educational opportunities for people of all ages.

For more information about exhibit sponsorship, contact Dixon Stetler.educator@lpbmm.org

 

 

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Jan 07 2014

Docent Led Tours

Highlights tours led by our knowledgeable docents provide an overview  of some of the popular and  significant exhibitions.  Each tour lasts 45 minutes.  Free for LPBMM members, and included with standard admission rates for non-members.

Wednesday February 19, 12:00 pm

Thursday February 20, 3:00 pm

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Jan 07 2014

KNOT TYING FOR ADULTS

Do you know the proper way to tie a  bowline on a bight?  Well, WHY KNOT??  This is your chance to learn many nautical knots from experts!  It’s better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00—9:00 pm

Free for  LPBMM Members. $10 non-members

Please call the museum to RSVP.  (985) 845.9200

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Jan 07 2014

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GULF COAST GEOTOURISM

Geo•tour•ism (n): tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place –its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

LPBMM is proud to be included in the National Geographic U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism website and printed map guide.  Click on the link to check us out!

http://http://www.usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com/content/lake-pontchartrain-basin-maritime-museum/gul140B16E259C45C88A

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Jan 07 2014

SPRING BREAK PERMACULTURE/ NATURE AWARENESS CAMP

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Children are the future, and in working with them, we are cultivating the foundation for tomorrow.  Kids will learn about the three ethics of permaculture: care of the earth, care of all people and fair share. Throughout the 1 week camp we’ll be doing painting, drawing, building, bouncing, dancing, LARPing (Live Action Role Playing), mask making, printmaking, video making, and temporary tattoos, medicine making, game playing and more fun activities that represent the ethics of permaculture!  This fortunate group of kids will bond as a community. Curious observation of their natural surroundings, resources, their own ideas – and those of their community, will guide them to cooperatively envision and build their own world – the way THEY want it to be.  Our goal is to create a space where children can form a deeper relationship and appreciation of the Tchefuncte River and Lake Pontchartrain Basin, and learn about opportunities where they can make a difference.  Family and friends are invited to the museum on the last day of camp to try out some homemade delicacies and check out what the campers have made and learned during the week!  Why is it the kids get to do all of the fun stuff?!  To register, email educator@lpbmm.org by

April 1, 2014.  Kids ages 8-12 Monday April 21 – Friday April 25, 2014 10am-3:00pm $250 week

 

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Jan 07 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBIT ‘PORT WORKS’ HAS A NEW SPONSOR!

 

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LPBMM would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to The Propeller Club Port of New Orleans for becoming our first new sponsor for our upcoming exhibit: ‘Port Works’.

‘Port Works’ is an interactive exhibit that will feature self-guided activities for youth and families to explore the port through navigational markers, container cargo, and to receive our exclusive passport stamp.  More in depth programming through ‘Port Works’ is available for youth groups and scheduled field trips, which will include experts who have worked with the Port explaining the types of jobs they do, and an audio activity to identify ‘port sounds’. This program will be available for children K-2nd grade, scouts and church youth groups.  The ‘Port Works’ exhibit will allow us to target a younger audience, increasing our value to the community by expanding our educational opportunities for people of all ages.

For more information about exhibit sponsorship, contact Dixon Stetler.educator@lpbmm.org


 

 

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Jan 07 2014

OUR VERY OWN LITTLE FREE LIBRARY!

Thanks to the generosity of Denise Gutinsky, with ‘Have a Heart Thru Art’, and Madisonville artist Ron Webb, we now how our very own ‘Little Free Library’!

photo 2What is a ‘Little Free Library’? It’s a ‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place where neighbors share favorite literature and stories.  In it’s most basic form, a little free library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.  Ours, however, is more than just a box.   Ron Webb has depicted the museum and Tchefuncte River Light Station in front of a glorious sunset.

Ron Webb received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of South Alabama. He and his wife Sharon retired and moved to Madisonville after Katrina, and love the small-town friendliness and feel of the community. Ron enjoys drawing and working with watercolors, and has been volunteering for ‘Have a Heart thru Art’ both building and painting little libraries. He was excited to get the opportunity to make one for his hometown, and thought one depicting the Maritime Museum was a natural fit!

Have a Heart thru Art is an IRS-recognized 501c3 made up of all volunteers trying to make a difference in our community. They provide access to the arts via free programming to underprivileged and disabled children throughout the parish.

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They have teamed up with local carpenters and artists, and are on a mission to promote literacy and an interest in reading by building and installing these “Little Free Libraries” in parks and neighborhoods where children gather around St. Tammany Parish. They are calling on local artists to creatively capture kids’ attention to lead them to a gift of life-long learning. In addition, they hope to get art students they serve through our summer camps involved in the project next summer as well! Have a Heart thru Art’s annual fundraiser is the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws dog parade held on the Mandeville Lakefront.

 

 

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