Lt. Gov. Dardenne to address Historical Association meeting

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: March 25, 2013 Jay Dardenne


     HAMMOND – Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will bring his lively and entertaining style of presentation to Hammond April 9 when he serves as the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association.

     The meeting will be held at the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and Dardenne's presentation. Tickets for Dardenne's presentation and dinner alone are $15 each or $25, which also includes membership in the association.

     Dardenne is serving his second term as Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor. He also served four years as Secretary of State and 15 as a State Senator. Dardenne is an attorney and a graduate LSU and the LSU Law Center.

     The Southeast Louisiana Historical Association is an organization of academic professionals and the general public interested in promoting the study and understanding of the peculiar history of southeast Louisiana, said President Samuel C. Hyde Jr. director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. Headquartered at Southeastern, the SELHA produces the journal "The Southeast Louisiana Review" and a variety of films and television programming devoted to revealing the region's history.

     "As Secretary of State and now as Lieutenant Governor, Dardenne's office has strongly emphasized the history and culture of Louisiana in efforts to boost the state's tourism and hospitality economic sector," said Hyde. "He has worked closely with the Center on historical and tourism related projects such as the recent bicentennial celebration of the West Florida Revolt."

     For tickets or more information concerning Dardenne's presentation, contact the Center at 985-549-2151 or email



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