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Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Christmas in New Orleans" Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill sign and discuss their book

Friday, December 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill sign and discuss "Christmas in New Orleans" at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (Level C)

Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin’ Out, which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Since earning a B.A. in political science from the University of New Orleans, Laborde has produced a number of documentaries based on the city she calls home. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, Public Relations Society of America, and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans.

As a curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the head of the research services and the reading room at Williams Research Center, John Magill has coordinated several exhibits for the museum. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. and M.A. in history. He has contributed articles to The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly, New Orleans Magazine, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Magill is also the author of Pelican’s Canal Street: New Orleans’ Great Wide Way, which he co-wrote with Peggy Scott Laborde.

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