The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) will be holding their 160th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium on the campus at 2888 Brightside Lane. The two schools were created on March 18, 1852, by Louisiana Act 322 with an appropriation of $25,000. The two schools have always been closely related in their locations. They started out in the same building from 1852-1870 and shared the same campus from 1870-1898 before moving to separate campuses in 1898. The two schools moved back to the same campus in 2009.
The 160th Anniversary Celebration is open to the public and will begin with a balloon launch and burying of a time capsule on Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. The day will be culminated with a program featuring the students of both schools and outlining the history of the two schools in Louisiana at 6:00 p.m. This year, all the events of the two schools throughout the year will be dedicated to the 160th Anniversary of their existence.
Please feel free to call either school regarding the event.