Events Calendar

trivia nightFOC Trivia Night (Rescheduled)

Wednesday, October 8th

Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.

$10 Admission

Price of admission includes snacks. Cash bar on-hand

Think you know everything there is about New Orleans and Louisiana, come test your knowledge at our Trivia Night at the Old U.S. Mint, Thursday, August 28th. Bring a group or come by yourself and we will put you with a team, but come out and have fun!

FOC Trivia Night
$10
G.A. Ticket
FOC Trivia Night
$7.50
Member Ticket
 

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 – Optional Lunch with Dr. Alan Taylor ($150, includes Symposium Ticket)

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

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
Member Ticket
$15

World War I Edition
G.A. Ticket
$20

 

dotterEatGhostly Gallivant Weekend

October 25-26, October 31st

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 Ghostly Tours will take place the weekend before Halloween (October 25-26) from the 1850 House Museum Store and because of popular demand we will have different ghosts each day for people that want to see both days of Ghosts.

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!

Restaurants Participating

Gumbo Shop, Redemption Restaurant, Baker Maid and Zea’s Restaurnts

Drink Sponsors

Abita Brewery and Martin’s Wine Cellar

 Ghostly Gallivant
EARLY BIRD MEMBER TICKETS
$40

Ghostly Gallivant
EARLY BIRD GA TICKET
$45
 Ghostly Galavant
EARLY BIRD MEMBER Tour TICKETS
$17.50

Ghostly Galavant
EARLY BIRD GA Tour TICKET
$22.50

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FOC Special Tours

Faubourg St. Mary Tour (CBD) – October 11th, Saturday, 9 a.m.

Music History Tour – October 12th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Battle of New Orleans Tour – October 18th, Saturday, 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.

CBD Tour: Join the Friends of the Cabildo for a special walking tour of the Faubourg St. Mary, October 12th . 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

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)

BONO 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)

 Faubourg St. Mary Member Ticket $20.00
Faubourg St. Mary GA Ticket $25.00
Music Tour
MEMBER TICKET
$20.00

Music Tour
GA Ticket
$25.00
 BONO Tour
Member Ticket
$20.00

BONO Tour
GA Ticket
$25.00

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

Grayson Capps – 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, Grayson Capps will be gracing the Mint stage for his first time. The Gulf Coast singer-songwriter has played along the Gulf of Mexico area for over 20 years and has been, “slowly building one of the most phenomenal songbooks in America today.”

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
 Grayson Capps
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Grayson Capps
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

1850 House Museum Store News

Author Lecture and Book Signing

Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Nameshopeandnewoleans

by Sally Asher, 1850 House Museum Store

Wednesday, September 17th, $5 Members, $10 Guests/G.A.

Contact the Store to reserve your Spot

New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. The city’s street names are inseparable from its diverse history. They serve as guideposts as well as narrative that braids its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city. Told with precision and photos as vibrant, irreverent and memorable as La Nouvelle Orleans itself, author Sally Asher delivers an updated and reinvented look at the city that care forgot.

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

dotterYoga at the Cabildo

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

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