Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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168 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 4 8 occurring, unbeknownst to the parties involved, after the treaty ending the War of 1812 had been signed (but not yet ratified by the United States government). Only four graves at the cemetery are those of soldiers in that war, and only one of those soldiers was at the Battle of New Orleans. www.nps.gov Located just a half mile from the convention center, the National WWII Museum is America's official World War II Museum as designated by Congress. Admission for adults is $24 and includes vintage aircraft, tanks, and exhibits that tell the stories of the men and women who made the Allied victory possible. During the ASLA show, check out the temporary exhibit Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II, featuring original works from LIFE magazine war correspondent and artist Tom Lea. www.nationalww2museum.org The Old U.S. Mint has the distinction of being the only one in America to have served as both a United States and Confederate States mint. It was also the only mint in the South to reopen after the Civil War. The building was used as a federal prison during Prohibition, and later was used by the Coast Guard. Today, it is home to a mint museum and the Louisiana Historical Center. Jazz exhibits include Louis Armstrong's first coronet and other relics. Get there from the French Market streetcar station on the Riverfront and Loyola-UPT lines. www.louisianastatemuseum.org Longue Vue House and Gardens, located a few blocks away from City Park, is a National Historic Landmark open seven days a week. The historic estate features a museum and eight acres of gardens, including some designed by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Longue Vue opened to the public in 1968 and was in continuous operation until the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Katrina submerged the property for two weeks, killing 60 percent of the total plant collection. Less than a year later, the entire garden was reopened to the public. www.longvue.com Giving Back: Voluntourism Since the last ASLA show, New Orleans was flooded by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. More recently, the state was hit with two feet of water in two days. Organizations throughout Above The Audubon Nature Institute is comprised of Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. In addition to elephants such as the ones depicted at the fountain, the zoo is home to jaguars, monkeys, flamingos, alligators, bears and more. Audubon Park, which opened in 1898, is among the city's oldest and includes a 1.8 mile paved loop and a golf course. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, also part of the Audubon Institute, is located just upriver from the convention center and integrates nature with public art along the waterfront. The Aquarium, which is next to Woldenberg Park, has a new 90-foot linear water feature in front of it. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS CVB AND JEFF ANDING Big Weekend in the Big Easy (Continued from page 167) (Continued on page 170)

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