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Ghostly Gallivant Weekend

Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party

October 31st

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our Ghostly Gallivant Weekend and Eat, Drink and Be Scary party has become such a hit over the past 28 years that tickets go fast. The Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party is set for Halloween Night at the Cabildo, October 31st. Ticket price includes beer, wine and food from some the best restaurants in the city! Also on hand will be The All For One Brass Band, dj, tarot card reader and more!

 The Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party is set for Halloween Night at the Cabildo, October 31st. Ticket price includes beer, wine and food from some the best restaurants in the city!

Online Silent Auction

Silent Auction Link

Restaurants Participating

Gumbo Shop, Redemption Restaurant, Baker Maid, Antoine’s, Deanie’s Seafood, Muriel’s Jackson Square, Dickie Brennan’s Restaurants, Kyoto, Community Coffee, Irene’s Cuisine and Zea’s Restaurants

Drink Sponsors

Abita Brewery and Martin’s Wine Cellar

Eat, Drink & Be Scary Party
Member Ticket
$40

Eat, Drink & Be Scary Party
G.A. Ticket
$45

 

dotter12706.6[3]smallerBattle of New Orleans Symposium

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Old U.S. Mint, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alan Taylor

2014 and 1996 Pulitzer Winner, University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce a symposium in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans Weekend (Saturday, January 10th). Held at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space, Dr. Alan Taylor, 2014 and 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History and University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, will present on the War of 1812 and his newest book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

A panel discussion will take place with Dr. Lawrence Powell and Dr. Clarence Mohr, moderated by Dr. Charles Chamberlain. Other lecturers include Dr. Lo Faber, recent Princeton University graduate and visiting Loyola University New Orleans Visiting Professor, United States Military Academy – The History of Warfare Historian Dr. Joseph Stoltz and Dr. Shelene Roumillat (Tulane University).

Space is limited for the event so please purchase tickets below.

Symposium Schedule

10 a.m. – Dr. Joseph Stoltz: The Battle of New Orleans at 200: Two Centuries of Commemoration and Memorialization

11 a.m. – Dr. Shelene Roumillat: Women and the Battle of New Orleans

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch (w/Dr. Alan Taylor, $100-$125 includes symposium ticket, 3-course lunch with wine at Cafe Amelie)

1:15 – Dr. Lo Faber: Battle of New Orleans in Global Perspective

2:05 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Dr. Lawrence Powell & Dr. Clarence Mohr Moderator – Dr. Charles Chamberlain

3:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alan Taylor (2014 & 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winner – History)

 FOC Battle of New Orleans Symposium
EARLY BIRD MEMBER TICKETS
$45

FOC Battle of New Orleans Symposium
EARLY BIRD GA TICKET
$55
 FOC Battle of New Orleans Lunch with Alan Taylor
Member
Ticket (Includes Symposium Ticket)
$100

FOC Battle of New Orleans Lunch with Alan Taylor
GA Ticket (Includes Symposium Ticket)
$125

Battle of New Orleans Member Exhibit Opening and Executive Level Member Preview

6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Executive Level Members Preview with Curator’s Tour of the Exhibit

7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Full Membership Opening (Guest and Non-Member Tickets will be available if space allows)

Friends of the Cabildo Members will get the first viewing of Louisiana State Museum’s newest exhibit, From Dirty Shirts to Buccaneers: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture on Saturday, January 10th. Located on the 2nd Floor of the Cabildo, Members will see some of the most important and significant artifacts from the Battle of New Orleans in president day Chalmette, LA. Legacy and above members will be able to have a patron preview at 6:00 p.m., with a champagne reception and curators on-hand for tours. The full FOC Membership is welcomed at 7:00 p.m. If yo would like to upgrade your membership please contact Kaydee Nenninger at (504) 523-3939 or online here http://friendsofthecabildo.org/become-a-member/

dotterPicture12Hidden Treasures of the Louisiana State Museum

World War I Edition – November 10 & 12 (Old U.S. Mint)

Battle of New Orleans Edition – December 9 & 11 (Old U.S. Mint)

Carnival Edition – January 27 & 29 (1000 Chartres)

Decorative Arts – March 17 & 19 (Old U.S. Mint)

Go behind the scenes as curators of the Louisiana State Museum pull items from the State’s vast collection not on display. Tickets are limited to 20 people each showing and no tickets are sold at the door.

World War I Edition: Polly Rolman-Smith will showcase the museum’s expansive collection of artifacts related to World War I. The collection includes artifacts of American, French and German origin. Highlights will include mess kits, firearms, helmets and trench warfare objects. Hidden Treasures: World War I Edition will take place at the Old U.S. Mint November 10th & 12th at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are limited so purchase below or call the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939.

November 10th Tours

World War I Edition
Member Ticket
$15

World War I Edition
G.A. Ticket
$20

 

November 12th Tours

World War I Edition
Member Ticket
$15

World War I Edition
G.A. Ticket
$20

 

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OrleansNhoodsPeriWebsite3PFOC Special Tours

Faubourg St. Mary Tour (CBD) – November 8th, Saturday, 9 a.m.

Battle of New Orleans Tour – November 5th & 19th, December 3rd & 17th, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Lower Garden District Tour – November 28th, Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Faubourg Marigny/Esplanade Tour – November 30th, Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

Music History Tour – December 7th, Sunday, 10 a.m.

Purchase tickets at (504) 523-3939 or below

On a monthly basis our tour guides step out of the box and give tours that highlight either a section of the city or a theme that is different from our normal tours. Tickets are limited to 15 spots for each tour and no tickets are sold the day of the tour so don’t miss out. Reservations are required.

CBD Tour: Join the Friends of the Cabildo for a special walking tour of the Faubourg St. Mary, November 8th . This tour was developed by the Friends of the Cabildo for the 2011 American Institute of Architects National Convention. Put on your best walking shoes, bring a bottle of water and a good camera. The Central Business District was originally part of the city founder Bienville called Belair. The land granted to him in 1719 extended to the present day Jefferson Parish line. The plantation house was in the square bounded today by Common, Magazine, Gravier and Tchoupitoulas. In 1726, the Jesuits acquired the lower portion of Bienville’s plantation on which they constructed a plantation house in 1728. Learn the rest of story of the neighborhood and of the buildings located along the route, including museums, Lee Circle, St. Charles, Lafayette Square and streets such as Camp, Poydras and Julia. Meeting Location: Main Entrance of the World War II Museum

Battle of New Orleans Tour: With the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans upcoming January 2015, the FOC has designed a Battle of New Orleans Tour that tells the story that took place in the French Quarter around the Battle. From the lost locations of forts that used to protect the city to Jackson’s Headquarters come out and enjoy learning about the Battle that you will not get from the battlefield. Meeting Location: Old U.S. Mint Barracks Street Gate (Across from LA Pizza Kitchen)

Lower Garden District Tour:  The term Lower Garden District (LGD) was coined by the Friends of the Cabildo in 1971 with the publication of New Orleans Architecture Vol.1: The Lower Garden District. Bounded by the Mississippi River Bridge, the Mississippi River, Jackson Ave,  & St. Charles Ave., the LGD developed as six different faubourgs (suburbs) and is known for its many & irregularly shaped parks, the district has an extensive collection of 19th century residences, most of which are side hall, double-galleried residences in the Greek Revival & Italianate style.  Learn the rest of the story of the historic neighborhood, and that of the buildings located along the route! Meeting Location: Muses Statute at Prytania and Terpsichore

Faubourg Marigny/Esplanade Tour: Faubourg Marigny, originally bounded by Esplanade, Franklin, and St. Claude avenues and the Mississippi River, was enlarged to the north in 1809 as New Marigny. Between 1836 and 1852, when New Orleans was divided into three municipalities with one mayor, Marigny was the Third Municipality, with its city hall overlooking Washington Square. Today, Marigny is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a city-designated historic district overseen by the Historic District/Landmarks Commission. In 2009, the American Planning Association named Marigny one of ten “Great Places in America,” where people want to be – not only to visit, but to live and work. Meeting Location: Old U.S. Mint Gates (Esplanade Gates)

Music Tour: Experience the storied history of New Orleans music with Friends of the Cabildo. Tours begin at the Old U.S. Mint and travel throughout the French Quarter. Hear the stories and see the places that has defined the New Orleans music scene for over 100 years. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, George Lewis and Danny Barker will be discussed as well as famous music venues such as Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club. Meeting Location: Old U.S. Mint Barracks Street Gate (Across from LA Pizza Kitchen)

CBD/St. Mary Tour
Member Ticket: $20

CBD/St. Mary Tour
General Admission Ticket: $25

 
Battle of New Orleans Tour
Member Ticket: $20

Battle of New Orleans Tour
General Admission Ticket: $25
 
Lower Garden District Tour
Member Ticket: $20

Lower Garden District Tour
General Admission Ticket: $25
Marigny Tour
Member Ticket: $20

Marigny Tour
General Admission: $25
Music History Tour
Member Ticket: $20

Music History Tour
Member Ticket: $25

dotterGlenDavidAndrews_3331FOC Concert Series

Glen David Andrews – November 21 ($20 FOC-LMF/$30 G.A.)

Dr. Michael White – January 16, 2015 ($15 FOC-LMF/$25 G.A.)

Panorama Jazz Band – March 6, 2015 ($15 FOC-LMF/$25 G.A.)

Old U.S. Mint – All Concerts at 7:00 p.m.

In our third season of hosting concerts at the incredibly intimate Old U.S. Mint, Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce their 2014-2015 Concert Series. Kicking off the season on Friday, November 21st will be local trombonist Glen David Andrews. Andrews, the Treme Prince, will be playing for the first time in two years at the Mint and coming off the heals of his latest studio release, Redemption. On January 16th, Dr. Michael White will be gracing the Mint stage for the first time in two year.

Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of the year on Friday, March 6th. The group’s repertoire draws on the most exciting music from around the world: funky New Orleans Jazz, tropical rhythms of the Caribbean and exotic melodies of Eastern Europe.

Tickets are on sale below for all three concerts and a member-discounted rate 3-show package is available. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Don’t miss out on these exciting shows as only 150 seats are available for each one!

Glen David Andrews
MEMBER TICKET
$20.00

Glen David Andrews
GA TICKET
$30.00
 Dr. Michael White
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Dr. Michael White
GA TICKET
$25.00
 Panorama
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Panorama Brass Band
GA  TICKET
$25.00
FOC Concert
Member
3-show package
$45.00

dotterSnapshot 2013-11-18 10-02-43Creole Christmas Weekend

December 27-28

Saturday-Sunday

1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)

(504) 523-3939

 Creole Christmas
EARLY BIRD MEMBER TICKETS
$17.50

Creole Christmas
EARLY BIRD GA TICKET
$22.50

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index1850 House Museum Store News

Author Lecture and Book Signing

Black Life in Old New Orleans

by Keith Weldon Medley, 1850 House Museum Store

Wednesday, October 15th, Members Free, $10 Guests/G.A.

Contact the Store to reserve your Spot

Historian Keith Weldon Medley recounts the rich history of African and African-American cultural influence on one of America’s most-beloved cities. This in-depth account is one of personal significance for the author, who was raised in New Orleans’ Faubourg Marigny and whose family history is tied to the area. Through fifteen self-contained chapters, Medley takes a chronological and focused look at some of New Orleans’ most prominent people and places.

Rife with detailed histories of Faubourg Tremé, Congo Square, and many other pivotal locations, Medley’s subjects include the Mardi Gras Indians, the Zulu Parade, and Louis Armstrong and his upbringing in black Storyville. Tales of many other prominent New Orleanians also fill the pages, such as educator and civic leader Fannie C. Williams, founder of the People’s Defense League Ernest Wright, and civil rights attorney A.P. Tureaud.

FOC members receive a 15% discount on all purchases and we sell the Krewe of Rex Merchandise!

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Designed for all levels of practice, for travelers and residents alike, Yoga at the Cabildo is set in a light-filled gallery of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Tuesday/Thursdays – 7:30am to 8:30am Saturdays – 8:30am to 9:30am Cabildo 2nd-Floor Gallery

Note that as the Battle of New Orleans Exhibit is being built at the Cabildo, Yoga at the Cabildo is at the Presbytere (Opposite side of St. Louis Cathedral)

$12 Donation (includes admission to Cabildo Museum) $8 FOC/LMF members