Recovery of NOLA's Cultural Treasures Focus of Conference

May 23, 2006

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210

Who: First Lady Laura Bush, NBC news anchor Brian Williams; local restaurateur Ralph Brennan; New Orleans native and jazz legend Ellis Marsalis; Tulane University President Scott Cowen; Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, National Trust for Historic Preservation President Richard Moe and dozens of artists, educators, journalists, chefs, writers and other cultural leaders. Co-sponsored by Tulane University and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

What: Rebirth: People, Places and Culture in New Orleans, an invitation-only conference 

When: May 31 to June 1, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University 

Why: Because restoring and protecting New Orleans' cultural heritage is as vital to the recovery of the city as rebuilding its homes, businesses and infrastructure

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