Events Calendar

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September 2nd & 4th, Old U.S. Mint

6 p.m. & 7 p.m. Nightly Tours

Tickets: $15 Members, $20 General Admission

Dive into the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of menus, cookbooks and more as the Hidden Treasures of the Louisiana State Museum investigates New Orleans Restaurants. From the Brennan Family to Antoine’s to Galatoire’s, New Orleans rich history of cuisine and culture will be on display at the Old U.S. Mint Tuesday and Thursday September 2nd and 4th. Tickets are limited to 20 per tour so order below or contact the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939 to reserve your spot.

 Hidden Treasures
Sept. 2 6:00 p.m.
Member Ticket
$15

Hidden Treasures
Sept. 2 6:00 p.m.
GA Ticket
$20
 Hidden Treasures
Sept. 2 7:00 p.m.
Member Ticket
$15

Hidden Treasures
Sept. 2 7:00 p.m.
GA Ticket
$20

September 4th Tours

 Hidden Treasures
Sept. 4 6:00 p.m.
Member Ticket
Sold Out
Hidden Treasures
Sept. 4 6:00 p.m.
GA Ticket
$20
Sold Out
 Hidden Treasures
Sept. 4 7:00 p.m.
Member Ticket
$15

Hidden Treasures
Sept. 4 7:00 p.m.
GA Ticket
$20

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

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

dottertrivia 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 (wine and beer)

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

 

dotter1335896174-jazzfest1970.2FOC Music Tour

Sunday, September 7th, 9:30 a.m.

Old U.S. Mint (Barracks St. Gates/Across from LA Pizza Kitchen)

$20 FOC/LMF Members, $25 G.A.

Come see the sights and hear the sounds that made New Orleans the greatest music city in the world. Learn about the venues such as Preservation Hall, Palm Court Jazz Club and Al Hirt’s, while learning the stories of Louis Armstrong, George Lewis and Danny Barker. Designed for our yearly Satchmo SummerFest Tours, this is a great way to spend a morning and learning why New Orleans is the birthplace of American Music. Tickets are available below or by contacting the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Spots are limited to 15 guests.

Music Tour Member Ticket
$20

Music Tour G.A. Ticket
$25

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names

By Sally Asher

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 braid its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city.

Ms. Asher will be talking about the scandals and scoundrels involving the FQ streets. The famous, infamous, and unknown – and always adds extra maps, photos in her lecture that are not in the book.

Every one of her lectures is unique, so call and reserve your place today!

Only 45 seats available, $5 Members, $10 Non-Members, No Charge if Book Purchased.

Members always receive 15% discount on any merchandise

1850 House Museum Shop (504) 524-9118

dotterEatGhostly Galavant Weekend

October 25-26, October 31st

Our Ghostly Galavant Weekend and Eat, Drink and Be Scary party has become such a hit over the past 28 years that we wanted to announce the dates before we had all the details. 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. More details to come, but early bird tickets are available below.

 Ghostly Galavant
EARLY BIRD MEMBER TICKETS
$40

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

Ghostly Galavant
EARLY BIRD GA Tour TICKET
$22.50

 

Snapshot 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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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

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The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleasn and the Future of Urban American

by Scott Cowen

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn’t find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New Orleans. This team led the charge to restore equilibrium and eventually to rebuild. For the past nine years, Cowen has continued this work, helping to bring the city of New Orleans back from the brink. The Inevitable City presents 10 principles that changed the game for this city, and, if adopted, can alter the curve for any business, endeavor, community—and perhaps even a nation.This is the story of the resurgence and reinvention of one of America’s greatest cities. Ordinary citizens, empowered to actively rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them, have succeeded in rebuilding their world. Cowen was at the leading edge of those who articulated, shaped, and implemented a vision of transformative change that has yielded surprising social progress and economic growth: a drowned city identified with the shocking images of devastation and breakdown has transformed itself into a mecca of growth, opportunity, and hope.

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

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Yoga 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