L’Auberge Baton Rouge and LSU to Announce $1.3 Million Partnership Thursday
BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, March 22, representatives from LSU, the LSU Rural Life Museum and L’Auberge Baton Rouge will hold a press conference to announce a partnership that will ensure the preservation of artifacts found on the former Chatsworth and Longwood Plantation properties. The press conference will take place at the LSU Rural Life Museum, located at 4560 Essen Lane near I-10, at 10 a.m.
L’Auberge Baton Rouge has reached an agreement with the university to give more than $1.3 million to the Rural Life Museum to oversee the archaeological preservation of significant artifacts recovered from the property on which L’Auberge Baton Rouge is being constructed.
The partnership with L’Auberge Baton Rouge provides an opportunity for LSU and its Rural Life Museum to be involved in the preservation and interpretation of the nationally significant plantation sites. The addition of these artifacts will benefit the public, as well as the student body.
These artifacts will contribute to the classroom experience at LSU, as the museum also acts as a laboratory and classroom for history, geography, anthropology, architecture, landscape design and art departments. This partnership will also offer hands on opportunities for LSU students in the geography and anthropology and architecture departments to assist with the assigned projects alongside licensed professionals.