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PHOTOS: 2014 Humanities Awards Luncheon

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This year’s Humanities Awards luncheon was special. For the first time in decades, we brought the ceremony back to New Orleans, where more than 280 guests made 2014 our biggest award event since Katrina. Author and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson joined us to accept the 2014 Humanist of the Year award. Board members, partners, awardees and friends from across the state enjoyed the hospitality of the Audubon Tea Room. The LEH thanks our major sponsor IBERIABANK, as well as table sponsors Bellwether Technology, Ragan Green, the Historic New Orleans Collection, Metro Security, Brenda Mounier and CODOFIL, Stirling Properties, Phyllis Taylor and Union Pacific Railroad. Once again, the people and culture of Louisiana inspired the LEH staff to continue our rewarding work in service of this great state.

Interview: 2014 Humanities Lifetime Achievement Awardee Peggy Scott Laborde

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A native of New Orleans, Peggy Scott Laborde has dedicated her life to documenting the history, culture and traditions of her hometown. As a reporter, filmmaker and producer, she is an invaluable contributor to the cultural life in the city through her research and generosity. The LEH honors her this year with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Humanities Awards, March 29th at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans (click here for tickets). We spoke to Peggy about her first interview, the Tennessee WIlliams/New Orleans Literary Festival and, of course, Mardi Gras.  Continue reading Interview: 2014 Humanities Lifetime Achievement Awardee Peggy Scott Laborde

LEH Announces 2014 Humanities Awards

Walter Isaacson. Photo credit: Patrice Gilbert
Walter Isaacson. Photo credit: Patrice Gilbert

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has named journalist and author Walter Isaacson as its 2014 Humanist of the Year. Isaacson and other recipients will be honored at the Humanities Awards on Saturday, March 29th, 12:30 p.m., at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans.

The Humanities Awards are sponsored by IBERIABANK. Tickets to the awards luncheon are $125 per person, with special discounted $90 tickets for young professionals and tables available for sponsorship. Tickets go on sale Feb. 12th. Click here to purchase tickets online, or mail a check to the LEH at:

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities                                              Awards Event                                                                                                                      938 Lafayette Street, Ste. 300                                                                                New Orleans, LA 70113

For media credentials or additional information on this year’s awardees, contact Brian Boyles at boyles@leh.org or 504.620.2632.

See below for the names of all of this year’s awardees! Continue reading LEH Announces 2014 Humanities Awards