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MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU, LSU AgCenter to Host Launch Event for Burden Museum & Gardens Sept. 19

09/10/2013 12:41 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU and the LSU AgCenter will host a media event on Thursday, Sept. 19, to announce the launch of Burden Museum & Gardens.

 

The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Ione Burden Conference Center, located at 4560 Essen Lane, just off of Interstate 10. Parking is available next to the conference center.

 

The 440-acre Burden Museum & Gardens offers unparalleled discovery and adventure in the heart of Baton Rouge. This window into Louisiana’s rich cultural past provides historic, natural and educational experiences, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage.

 

Burden Museum & Gardens includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden and Windrush Gardens.

 

Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. Speakers will include LSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Stuart Bell, LSU Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden Director Jeff Kuehny and LSU Rural Life Museum Director David Floyd

 

Following the event, media are invited for guided hayride tours of the facility.

 

Media wishing to RSVP for the event can contact Sonya Gordon, public relations and events coordinator for the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, at 225-763-3990, Option 2, or email sgordon@agcenter.lsu.edu. Media are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.

 

 

 

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Contact Linda F. Benedict
LSU AgCenter
225-578-2937
lbenedict@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu