The Friends of the Cabildo will celebrate New Orleans tricentennial with a series of public lectures.
The Second Thursday Lecture Series is held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. Every month a different topic is explored from Louisiana’s unique history. Programs are free of charge and include refreshments.
Upcoming topics include:
March 8: “Fests Before the Fest” Dave Thomas & Al Harris
April 12: “LSM New Spanish Exhibit” Robert Freeland
May 10: “Importance of Spain in Colonial Louisiana and Beyond” Robert Freeland
The Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its properties.
Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.
The Louisiana State Museum operates five properties in New Orleans: the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the 1850 House, the old U.S. Mint, and Madame John’s Legacy.
The Friends of the Cabildo operates the 1850 House Museum Store, the official gift shop for the Louisiana State Museum properties in New Orleans.
The 1850 House Museum Store is located at 523 St. Ann Street on beautiful Jackson Square in the historic Lower Pontalba Building. In addition to membership and fundraising endeavors, the Friends of the Cabildo is able to provide financial support to the Louisiana State Museum through the sales of our daily French Quarter Walking Tours and merchandise at the 1850 House Museum Store. At our store you can find handmade art, jewelry, pottery and crafts by local artists, books on everything from history to food to voodoo, exhibit-related merchandise from our museum properties and much more!
For more information on the Friends of the Cabildo, contact Rachel Strassel at 504-523-3939.