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December 2021 Newsletter

Christmas Tree Lighting, With a German Flair

After a successful beer garden on December 4, the GACC’s festival crew did a quick turnaround and served brats, pretzels and beer on Sunday night, December 5. The occasion? The City of Gretna’s Christmas parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting of the large Christmas tree on the Huey P. Long neutral ground. It turned out to be a very busy evening!

Get Your GACC Calendar to Welcome the New Year!

For three years in a row, the GACC has produced a calendar with historic images of Gretna from our large photography archive. With photos of early cotton oil industries, railroad workers, turn-of-the-century retail businesses in the old downtown and mom and pop corner stores, these calendars capture life in long-ago Gretna.

The 2022 calendar is special because it is the first one to use full color, thanks to the work of assistant director Ira Hopkins, who curated the photos. It has 13 months of photos and calendar pages.

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Visit Our Museum

Step inside the GACC Museum and go back in time to 1721, when German immigrants first settled in Louisiana. You’ll learn about the waves of German pioneers that followed them to establish homes, farms and businesses across the river from New Orleans. Entry is free of charge to our museum, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.