Visit the Wooden Boat Festival Website

Feb 07 2013

Cast Your Vote! Help Us Receive Part of $50,000 from Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards!



Cast your vote for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in the 1st Annual Community Rewards Program hosted by Gulf Coast Bank!

Registered charities located in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and East Baton Rouge are all in the running to share in $50,000! VOTE for the LPBMM and help achieve the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum’s mission of “bringing Louisiana’s unique maritime history to life.”

Voting Process & Rules:

Log on to

Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards voting page

-Enter your email address and click “Email my Access Code”

-Open your email account and open the email from Community Rewards

-Copy the Access Code into the Access Code box on the voting form

-Select the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and then click VOTE!

You may only vote ONCE per day

Voting will continue until 5 p.m. on March 4, 2013.

Your vote can further the educational programs of the museum and impact the children and families in our community. Please vote for LPBMM TODAY!

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Feb 07 2013

Open Lundi Gras, Closed Mardi Gras

mardi gras hours

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Jan 14 2013

2013 Annual Meeting & Board Nominations

The LPBMM Board of Directors requests the general membership to suggest candidates to fill expected vacancies on the Board for consideration at the January 16, 2013 Annual Membership Meeting, 6:00pm. Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors. To do so, please provide a brief statement from the candidate explaining why they wish to be on the Board along with their resume to any Board member by January 1, 2013. The information will then be passed on to the Nomination Committee. A candidate must be a member of the LPB Maritime Museum and must demonstrate a commitment to its mission.

Any questions regarding procedures may be addressed to the Nomination Committee or acting Board Secretary Lynn Haase. They can be reached by calling the museum at 985-845-9200.


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Jan 14 2013

Latest Newsletters Online

Please visit to check out what’s been going on at the Maritime Museum!

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Jan 10 2013

Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament Saturday, January 26

There’s always a winner, or two, or more, and always fun to be had at our poker tournaments. Please see for more information and to regsiter.


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Dec 11 2012

Free Admission for December, Our Gift To You!

Please enjoy FREE admission to the Maritime Museum for the entire month of December as our gift to you! Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

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Nov 20 2012

New Collections Online, Oral Histories and Jahncke Photographs

The Maritime Museum’s collection of oral histories and part of the Jahncke photograph collection can now be found on the museum’s website! The full audio and transcripts for the oral histories about the Lake Pontchartrain Basin area and the Wooden Boat Festival can be found on the Oral History page. You can find them under the Learn heading or directly at: and  Go check them out and tell us what you think!

Docked tugboat “Claribel”, part of the Jahncke Collection


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Oct 19 2012

Wooden Boat Festival was fun for all!

The 2012 Wooden Boat Festival has sailed into the sunset! We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the beautiful weekend with us! A special thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, and employees for making it all possible and helping to support programming at the Maritime Museum! Stay tuned for dates for next year’s festival.

Here’s a few photos from this year’s festival



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Oct 19 2012

This Weekend: Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit LPBMM October 20 & 21

The count is on! This weekend, October 20-21, 2012 is the LPBMM’s Barnes & Noble Book Fair. Make a purchase at the Barnes & Noble store in Mandeville or online (October 20-26) using the LPBMM book fair ID number on the attached voucher, and our museum receives credit for all eligible purchases.  That’s right! The LPBMM automatically receives a check from Barnes & Noble based on a percentage of sales. Help us spread the word, contact your family, your friends, your classmates, your coworkers. Encourage them to participate.  Just make sure to use the voucher for in-store sales and use the voucher ID number for online sales so that we receive credit.  This is an opportunity for the museum to earn money in quick and easy ways.

Please help us continue to provide outstanding educational programs for our community!

Click here to download the vouchers to use for in store purchases.


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Oct 19 2012

Fanfare Then & Now Lecture on Monday October 22: “Promises, Perceptions and Problems of Louisiana State in 1812″

Fanfare’s fourth week begins on Monday, October 22nd, with a Then and Now lecture by Southeastern History and Political Science faculty member Charles Elliott. Elliott will present “Promises, Perceptions and Problems of Louisiana State in 1812″ at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville at 7pm and will last about an hour. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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