Dr. Davis to speak at Isleños SocietyJan 9th, 2012 | By William Dilella | Category: News
Los Isleños Heritage & Cultural Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. in the Isleno Center at the Isleno Museum Complex at 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard.
Plans for the Isleno Fiesta ‘12 will be discussed. Volunteers are needed and all are invited to attend this very important meeting. Fiesta ‘12 promises to be another outstanding event with musicians and folkloric dancers from the Island of Gran Canaria. Mr. Hugh Pentney will serve as Fiesta chairman.
Dr. Donald Davis, who is currently administering a Louisiana Sea Grant project to develop an extensive oral history of Coastal Louisiana, will attend to enlist volunteers to share their insight of life in coastal Louisiana for this very important project. He will ask for names, addresses and phone numbers of those interested in sharing their oral history in order to set up appointments for their input into this project.
Dr. Davis has been involved in coastal research for more than 40 years. Dr. Davis also administered the Louisiana Oil Spill Research and Development Program and the Governor’s Applied Coastal Research and Development Program. Dr. Davis’ research has resulted in over one hundred publications in books, journals, monographs, proceeding and contrast surveys. In all of his work, Dr. Davis has emphasized the importance of humankind in landscape evolution and change.
The Society is pleased to play a part in this worthwhile project, and hopes that many will come forward to tell their stories. This is an opportunity to “go down in history” for the people of St. Bernard. For further information you can call Lloyd Serigne at 504.251.6322 or the Isleno Museum at 504.277.4681 or the Ducros Museum at 504.676.3098