Letters from Longue Vue

Edgar Stern (speaking at a Dillard graduation ceremony) helped to found both Dillard and its teaching hospital. Although the founding trustees were segregated into black and white boards, Edgar served on both—the only person to do so.

Growth is Longue Vue’s institutional theme for 2023. Selected by Longue Vue staff members, it is a theme with many meanings for us: Growth for our staff. Growth in our audience experience. Growth in income and sustainability. Growth in our partnerships, long-standing and new. Growth in our personal lives and perspectives as individuals. And of course, growth in our gardens. Growth is a principle that crosses every dimension of who we are and what we aspire to be. Read more

Gardener, Chris, with wagon of grapefruit.

Harvested oranges in Walled Garden.

Gardener, Mario, setting up ladder to harvest citrus high in orange tree.

Working in a garden has many perks, one of which is having the ability to share in or purchase fresh vegetables and fruit. Longue Vue’s winter garden yields an abundance of greens, broccoli, cauliflower, ginger, turmeric, lemons, blood oranges, grapefruit and most any culinary herb you can name. Read more

Taken from the Main House stairs, this photo shows the lower hall in the 1950s.

Here is a photo from the Playhouse balcony the year a bubble machine was the key decorations.

New Year’s, a time to assess the year that is ending, to look forward to projects yet to come, and to celebrate that winter is at its halfway point. Read more

The gardeners just spotted this newly-hatched baby eastern box turtle in the Discovery Garden! Read more

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Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum a

Join us tomorrow from 12:30 PM to 3 PM for our First Friday Curator Tours & Tea! Our Director of Gardens, Amy Graham, will guide guests through our Ellen Shipman-designed gardens and give special insight into the historic landscape architecture. Curator and Historian, Lenora Costa, will lead a specialty house tour and give special looks into the history and interior design of the Stern home. Intermission between tours will include tea and treats at Edith & Edgar's Museum Cafe. Teatime is included with combination tour tickets.Combination Tour: $80Garden or House Tour Only: $40 Add teatime to a house or garden tour: $25Tickets: longuevue.com/event/first-friday-tours-tea-8/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Emma Brown was the head chef and cooked for the Stern family for over 40 years. She was a leader among the property staff during her time working at Longue Vue. She would be 116 today. Happy birthday, Emma! ... See MoreSee Less
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