Culture Connection & VIP Preservation Reception 2014

Culture Connection

Culture Connection Office of Cultural Development: Celebrating 20 years of Decentralized Arts Funding, 25 years of Archeology Week/Month & 30 years of Louisiana Main Street.

The Honorees of the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards for Historic Preservation:

Main Street Award: St. Claude Main Street, New Orleans
(left) Michael Echols, Jonathan Rhodes and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

Culture Connection was presented by the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Office of Cultural Development in partnership with the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, the Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, the Louisiana Folklife Commission and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

Preservation Education Award: J. Randolph Harelson, New Roads
(left) Michael Echols, J. Randolph Harelson, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

Preservation Leadership Award: A.C. Bourdier, Lake Charles
(left) Phil Boggan, A. C. Bourdier, Michael Echols and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

Preservation Heritage Award: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, New Orleans
(left) Michael Echols, Patty Gay, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

Preservationist of the Year: Jean Sayres, Shreveport
(left) Michael Echols, Jean Sayres and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

George Rodrigue Lifetime Cultural Achievement Award: Sue Turner, Baton Rouge
(left) Jacques Rodrigue, Sue Turner, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.


Preservationist of the Year Jean Sayres is joined by her family (left) daughter, Mary Ruth Watt, husband Jerry Sayres, son Skip, and grandson Gerald at the Awards Dinner.

Preservation Reception with Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne. Presented by the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation. Honoring Representatives James Fannin and Walt Leger, and Senators Neil Riser, Sharon Weston Broome, Francis Thompson, and Mike Walsworth, for their support of Archeology and Historic Preservation.

LTHP Board Members (left) John Denison, Monroe, and Lane Callaway, Shreveport, at the Culture Connection Awards Dinner.

Culture Connection Awards Dinner attendees (left) Dr. and Mrs. Jack Holden are joined by LTHP Board member Richard Gibbs, New Roads, Randy Harelson, New Roads, Preservation Education Award recipient and A.C. Bourdier, Lake Charles, Preservation Leadership Award recipient.

Co-founders of the LTHP (left) Advisor Emeritus Winnie Byrd, Baton Rouge, and Advisor Emeritus Sue Turner, Baton Rouge, recipient of the George Rodrigue Lifetime Cultural Achievement Award with daughter,Susan Turner Purdin, Baton Rouge enjoy the Culture Connection.

VIP PRESERVATION RECEPTION

(left to right) Brad Lafitte, LAS Executive Director,
Michael Echols, Monroe, President of the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation and Chairman, Louisiana State Arts Council;’
Representative Walt Leger, New Orleans, Speaker Pro Tempore and Preservation Award Honoree;
Patty Gay, Co-Sponsor of VIP Reception, New Orleans, ED of Preservation Resource Center;
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne,
Carolyn Bennett, Baton Rouge, Co-Sponsor VIP Reception, ED Foundation Historical Louisiana;
Senator Neil Riser, Columbia, Preservation Award Honoree;
Senator Francis Thompson, Delhi, Preservation Award Honoree for strong support preservation /archaeology
Senator Mike Walsworth, Monroe, Preservation Award Honoree for strong support preservation / archaeology