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The Glorious Eighth! How America Remembered the Battle of New Orleans


"The Glorious Eighth of January"
How America Remembered the Battle of New Orleans
By Shelene Roumillat

Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.
The Old U.S. Mint

For most of the 19th century, the January 8th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans was an official national holiday ranking just behind the Fourth of July in displays of fireworks and patriotic fervor. Tulane University graduate historian Shelene Roumillat will celebrate the 198th anniversary with a fascinating look at celebrations of the famous battle.

Free and open to the public
Presented by the Louisiana State Museum & the Friends of the Cabildo
Refreshments served

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