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Carol Schlueter

Carol Schlueter is director of the German-American Cultural Center and Museum in Gretna, Louisiana. She is from a family of German immigrants. Her Schlueter relatives came to Texas in 1846 from Hanover, Germany, and settled in Fredericksburg, Texas, near San Antonio. She grew up in the Houston area and came to New Orleans in 1980.

Prior to joining the GACC, Carol served as executive director of publications at Tulane University for 24 years. In her diverse career in New Orleans, Carol also worked in marketing and public relations for Hibernia National Bank and at a graphic design and advertising agency. She also had a seven-year career in journalism, working as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and Journal newspaper in Beaumont, Texas, and as a business writer for the Durham Sun newspaper in Durham, North Carolina.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Houston and an MBA degree from Tulane.
The GACC hosts German festivals on its Fifth Street parking lot.

May 2021 Newsletter

Happy scenes of revelers at our Maifest Beer Garden are featured in this newsletter. When you sell out of sauerkraut and Wersteiner Pilsner beer, you

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The Bayou Bavarians often entertain at our festivals.

April 2021 Newsletter

The GACC prepares to roll out its German Beer Garden to celebrate Maifest, with homemade sauerkraut, baked pretzels, grilled brats and lots of German beer.

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March 2021 Newsletter

Gretna’s neighboring village of McDonoghville, now being considered for the National Register of Historic Places, has a museum display of historic photos such as the

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