French Quarter and Creole History in New Orleans Thursday April 22, 2021
1:00 PM until 2:15 PM
The Origins of The French Quarter and the Legacy of Creole Louisiana / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Program
In this Zoom presentation, Curator Howard Margot from the Historic New Orleans Collection will discuss the fascinating history of the French Quarter--who built it, what exactly is it, why is it still here and how do we know so much about it. Drawing from land and property records, he will highlight the heavy influence of the Creole people and culture in the area; "Creole” is a famously complex word whose meaning derives from criollo, a variation of the Spanish verb criar, meaning to raise, or bring up. The term originally referred to the New World-born offspring of Old World-born parents. It didn’t matter where those parents came from, or who their offspring were; what mattered was their nativity, and being “from here,” born and raised in the colonies, was what made people Creole.
Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will sent prior to the program.
to go to the Peninsula Public Library