Donaldsonville’s Historic Portal to the Past celebrated in unveiling ceremony

Ascension and state leaders unveil portals to the past

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and several local dignitaries assembled at the Ascension Parish Courthouse in Donaldsonville on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The occasion marked the unveiling of the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission’s Historic Portal to the Past, a collection of informational panels installed throughout the city’s historic district.

The portals mark seven distinctive locations in one of Louisiana’s oldest cities. Visitors can utilize brochure maps to discover key points within the district: Historic Donaldsonville, the Mississippi River, Crescent Park, Fort Butler, Louisiana Square, African American Life, and Ascension of Our Lord Church.

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