L’Auberge Baton Rouge has reached an agreement with LSU to give more than $1.3 million to the university’s Rural Life Museum to oversee the archaeological preservation of significant artifacts recovered from the property on which the L’Auberge Baton Rouge casino is being constructed.
Representatives from LSU, the LSU Rural Life Museum and L’Auberge Baton Rouge will announce the details of the partnership Thursday that will ensure the preservation of artifacts found on the former Chatsworth and Longwood Plantation properties, according to an LSU news release.
The artifacts will contribute to the classroom experience at LSU as the museum also acts as a laboratory and classroom for history, geography, anthropology, architecture, landscape design and art departments. This partnership will also offer hands-on opportunities for LSU students in the geography, anthropology and architecture departments to assist with the assigned projects alongside licensed professionals.
The official announcement will be made Thursday at a 10 a.m. news conference at the LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane.