Lecture: Italian Influences on New Orleans Area Cemeteries
July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Join Emily Ford of Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, LLC and discover the influences that Italians had on cemeteries in New Orleans and in Metairie! This lecture will draw from the historic landscapes of all local cemeteries and from Ms. Ford’s ongoing research into the preservation of Italian heritage. We will explore the Metairie Cemetery row of Italian society tombs; the influence of 1850s Italian sculptor Americo Marozzi on Bywater cemeteries like St. Vincent de Paul and St. Roch; and hidden Florentine masterpieces in Cypress Grove. Emily will also present lesser-known Italian burial places and society tombs, including those in Odd Fellows Rest and Valence Street Cemeteries, and some curious tales of Italian-Americans buried in historic New Orleans cemeteries.
The lecture is free for AICC Members and students with a valid university or high school ID. For non-members, the suggested donation is $10.