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July 2022 Newsletter

GACC - Carol Schlueter, left, accepts the donation of early church records from Kay Alpaugh.

July GACC Newsletter, with news about an important donation for our family history library; the visitors who have been coming to our museum; and an 1881 legal battle, when a group of prominent Gretna residents sued the railroad about the Third Street tracks. Remember to join us for our next meeting on August 20, when speaker Phyllis Cosentino will show photos and talk about her trip to Europe this spring with the German Coast group that visited the towns that the first German immigrants left behind to come to Louisiana in the 1720s. We hope to see you then!

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.

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