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"Who Lived on Your Street in 1492" - a talk by Vincent Liberto

Event Type: JP Library Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/22/2024
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Vincent Liberto, a parish relationship manager with Diocesan Publications, will discuss “Who Lived on Your Street in 1492: The Ancient and Indigenous Peoples between Veterans Highway and W Esplanade." at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration.

Liberto says he has always been fascinated by his neighborhood in Metairie and by the indigenous folk and others who have inhabited the area between Veterans Highway and Lake Pontchartrain for more than 2000 years!

“We tend to think of the ancients as Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans,” he says. “But did you know that at the same time as pyramids and sphinxes were going up in Giza, mounds of clams were being built for religious and ceremonial purposes on places we now refer to as Bonnabel, Causeway and Clearview?”

Vince Liberto holds Bachelors of Art degrees in history and philosophy from St. Louis University in St. Louis, and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He has taught at Jesuit high schools in Tampa and Houston, as well as Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Christian Brothers School in City Park, and Cabrini High School in New Orleans.

A longtime lector and catechist, he is a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and Past-President of the Serra Club of New Orleans. He also served as president of Carrollton Rotary.

For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 5048898143