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Les Salons et Chansons
Les Salons et Chansons

Fri, Jan 05

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The Spring Fiesta Townhouse

Les Salons et Chansons

An evening of New Orleans history: intrigue, diplomacy, bravery, equality, a riveting parlor concert, and French-Creole fare and spirits. You are invited to a celebration of Louisiana Legacy a la Vieux Carré. See you at The Townhouse!

Time & Location

Jan 05, 2024, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

The Spring Fiesta Townhouse, 826 St Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

About the event

Guest Speaker:

Mr. John Scurich was born in New Orleans, grew up in St. Bernard parish, and graduated from Chalmette High School in Chalmette, Louisiana. He obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans in 1985, where he studied under renowned pollster Dr. Ed Renwick. Mr. Scurich is a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Loyola University and has been a presenter at several campaign seminars, including the Institute of Politics.

Beginning in the late 1980s, John Scurich worked in campaigns on the parish level, beginning with judgeships and local government. The first high-profile campaign he worked on was the 1995 1st Senatorial District race between Senate President Sammy Nunez and St. Bernard Parish President Lynn Dean. That race garnered more media attention than statewide races, including the gubernatorial race in which Mike Foster won.

During and after that race's success, Mr. Scurich began his relationship with pollster John Grimm of Multi-Quest. Over the next many years, John became a prominent pollster himself and often created winning strategies for the campaigns of Multi-Quest’s clients. This led to the forming their partnership and John Scurich becoming vice-president of the company.

Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Scurich has also periodically worked as a legislative staff member for both the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives. He is currently a staff member for the House. Additionally, John Scurich often consulted for lobbyist organizations such as the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry and Louisiana publications such as The Hayride.

John Scurich’s most recent passion is his dedication to the near century-old historical society, the American Friends of Lafayette, of which he is a lifetime member and serves as Chairman for their upcoming events celebrating the Bicentennial of Le Marquis de La Fayette’s visit to New Orleans.

Mr. Scurich will enlighten us about the legacy of Le Marquis de La Fayette, discuss the Franco-American Alliance, in which Le Marquis played a pivotal role, and how it supported the success of the United States in the American Revolution. John Scurich will lead us in an exploration of the incredible life of Le Marquis de La Fayette, who was an advocate for freedom and equality of all people: champion of human rights, equal rights for women, and abolition. Le Marquis was a visionary far beyond his time.

The American Friends of Lafayette’s famed Lafayette Historical Education Panels will be making their deep south premiere in New Orleans. Due to this generous gift from the American Friends of Layfayette, you will have the special privilege of viewing them first at The New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association Townhouse! These beautiful and much sought-after panels will be brought to The New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association for its Salons et Chansons segment honoring the Le Marquis de La Fayette.

Mr. John Scurich will discuss Le Marquis de La Fayette’s sojourn to New Orleans during his farewell tour of the United States. This exciting NOSFA celebration is the first fête, and our prelude, to a series of magnificent events in the Bicentennial Tribute to Le Marquis’ farewell tour to take place in the Crescent City in April of 2025, marking Le Marquis de La Fayette’s visit to New Orleans when he resided in the Cabildo from April 10 to April 15, 1825.

The American Friends of Lafayette has established a Bicentennial Committee to commemorate the Farewell Tour of Le Marquis. The committee consists of individuals representing the 24 states of America at the time. Mr. Scurich will inform us about this monumental Bicentennial celebration that will include hundreds of events planned to” trace La Fayette’s footsteps on the exact dates and in the exact order he followed on his tour of America as the “Guest of the Nation” between 1824 and 1825. Vive La Fayette!

Please join us as we travel back in time to meet our greatest friend, Marie-Joseph Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette.

Revolutionary dress is welcome!

To learn more about The American Friends of Layfayette, visit https://friendsoflafayette.wildapricot.org,

To learn more about the Bicentennial Celebration, visit https://lafayette200.org

Click here to View Video of the Return of Le Marquis de La Fayette!

Entertainment:

Les Demoiselles Cécile and Camille Borne Curran will delight with their riveting Franco-American “Freedom Concert “ comprised of La Fayette-themed excerpts from the hit Broadway Musical Hamilton.

Refreshments:

Enjoy signature Champagne Cocktails along with Mint Juleps and Sazeracs. French-Creole fare, including Coq aux Vin, Brie en Croute, and Croquembouche, will be served.

Tickets:

General admission: 25.00, Member admission: 22.00. A NOSFA member discount code is available. Contact us at SpringFiestaNola.com.

We welcome you to become a New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association member, or kindly renew your membership and enjoy a discounted admission to another Les Salons et Chansons Magnifique!

Tickets are available at springfiestanola.com. For more information, contact us atspringfiestanola.com.

See you at The Townhouse!

The New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association appreciates your support. NOSFA is an all-volunteer organization, and all proceeds benefit our educational programs, which support the organization's mission and maintenance of the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Townhouse Museum.

Tickets

  • Les Salons et Chansons Quatre

    This ticket includes the lecture, concert, and refreshments.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

Total

$0.00

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