Bayou St. John through the Centuries
Capitol Park Museum
Plantation Country
Baton Rouge
Event Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Cassie Pruyn, author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History, will trace the evolution of New Orleans's Bayou St. John from prehistory through the present day. In this swiftly-moving talk, Pruyn will cover the bayou's role as crucial "back door route" for French colonial settlers, its life as a bustling commercial waterway, its stint as an unauthorized houseboat haven, its WPA-era "beautification," and much more.

Lunchtime Lagniappe is an ongoing series of brown bag talks that start at noon and last approximately 30 minutes plus Q&A. Currently, all Lagniappe lectures are virtually hosted on our Facebook page: