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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Jun 30 2014
Kenneth Marshall Milstead passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the age of 78.
Beloved husband of 57 years to Fern Milstead. Loving father of Stacy Milstead. Also
survived by his nephew Larry Milstead. Son of the late Ollie Culp Milstead and Scott
Windsor Milstead. Brother of the late Scott Milstead and Carolyn Headley.
He was a native of Alabama and a resident of Mandeville where he was a member of First
Baptist Church of Mandeville. Mr. Milstead was a Military Policeman for the United States
Army followed by a career as a claims superintendent for State Farm Insurance Company
and retired after 38 years of service. His retirement was spent volunteering and teaching
boat building at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Mr. Milstead to be made
to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Dr., Madisonville, LA
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Jun 30 2014
Stop by on the Fourth of July! The Museum will be open our regular hours, 10am-4pm. The town of Madisonville we be hosting an “old Fashioned Fourth” celebration with a parade that starts at the Museum at 2:30pm. Please see their event listing on LouisianaNorthshore.com for more information.
We want to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!
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May 23 2014
Come by and visit the Maritime Museum. Add some history to your day. Open Monday, May 26 from 10am-4pm.
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May 23 2014
The Tchefuncte Tribute – “Lighting the way for the waters we love” benefiting The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum & The Tchefuncte River Foundation.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at the Pelican Castine Center in Mandeville, LA from 7pm – 11pm; featuring the Groovy7 Band, outstanding food donated by over 20 local restaurants and great silent auction items. Tickets are $75/person or an 8-top table can be reserved for $800/table. The tables include your choice of premium liquor and a variety of goodies for each person seated at the table.
For tickets, please click here or call 985.845.9200. And, as always, thanks for supporting the river we all love and know!!!
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