Learning Before Lunch
A speaker series offering thought-provoking programs and a chance to meet new friends
Are you an active adult interested in lifelong learning... a retiree eager to expand your social network... a student of life looking to expand your horizons?
Learning Before Lunch is a monthly series of talks designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community of New Orleans. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss their passions: captivating explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.
Learning Before Lunch enters the new decade with a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2022 include authors, musicians, scientists, artists, economists, and a host of other talented individuals with fascinating stories to tell.
Join us on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are presented Live and via Zoom for an entertaining hour with our featured speaker.
Speakers begin at 10:00 Central Time; end at 11:00
Cities of the Dead
Cemeteries Superintendent, NOLA
Join Emily Ford as she reveals the fascinating history of how family tombs were constructed and cared for in the 18th and 19th centuries. The multiple holidays spent in cemeteries, and how that culture has shifted over time.
Emily Ford is a restoration mason, cemetery preservationist, and historian. Ms. Ford has completed dozens of tomb, tablet, and monument restorations in New Orleans and its environs.
Her website and blog can be found at www.oakandlaurel.com