Events Calendar

1335896174-jazzfest1970.21970 Jazzfest Movies at the Mint

April 17th, 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. showings

Old U.S. Mint Performance Space, $20 G.A, $15 FOC/LMF

The Louisiana State Museum’s collection of seven  16mm film reels from the inaugural Jazz Fest will be shown at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space Thursday April 17th at 6:00 p.m & 7:30 p.m. Dr. Charles Chamberlain, will moderate the event as well as the Band-In-A-Pocket Jazz Trio will be performing in sections that do not have sound.

Don Perry, one of the founders of the New Orleans Jazz Club and a former WDSU cameraman filmed the first festival in 1970 and donated the reels in 1978 to the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). Through funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, the LSM digitized the films in 2012 allowing them to be preserved for generations of Jazz Fest, film and music fans. The seven separate films show artists such as Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker and Mahalia Jackson.

The 1970 Jazz Fest Movies will be screened at the Old U.S. Mint at 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17th. Tickets are a donation to the Friends of the Cabildo at a cost of $20 and $15 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation. There will be a cash bar for drinks and reservations are limited.

To reserve your space, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at the Friends of the Cabildo Office (504) 523-3939 or purchase below.

6pm Jazzfest Movie: Member Ticket
6pm Jazzfest Movie: GA Ticket
7:30pm Jazzfest Movie: Member Ticket
7:30pm Jazzfest Movie: GA Ticket

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFaubourg St. Mary/ Central Business District Tour

Saturday, April 26th,  9 a.m.

Departure: World War II Museum (Main Entrance)

Join the Friends of the Cabildo for a special walking tour of the Faubourg St. Mary, April 26th from the World War II Museum.

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 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 Jusuits acquired the lower portion of Bienville’s plantation on which they constructed a plantation house in 1728. The 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.

Tickets are extremely limited so don’t miss your chance to take this tour. No tickets are sold on the day of the tour so contact the Friends of the Cabildo office to reserve your spot. Limited to 15 spaces.

CBD Tour: Member Ticket
CBD Tour: Member Ticket

Snapshot 2014-03-20 10-21-43Behind the Walls of the Vieux Carre: Courtyard and Homes Tour

Sunday, May 18th,  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

FOC-LMF members $30/$45 Couples

General Admission: $40/$60

Pedicab ticket $150 for 2 guests (Reservation Required)

Guests are invited to tour private home and courtyards and experience life behind the walls of of the French Quarter. The self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store and tickets will be available the day of the event. Guests are also invited for refreshments at Madame John’s Legacy after completing the tour.

Departure: Self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)

Courtyard/Home Tour: Member Ticket
Courtyard/Home Tour: Member Couple Ticket


Courtyard/Home Tour: GA Ticket
Courtyard/Home Tour: GA Couple Ticket

1850 House News

New in the Store!

 nolahistorichomesNew Orleans Historic Homes by Bonnie Warren

The rich architectural heritage of its historic homes is preserved in both the grand and simple houses of New Orleans. This collection of essays by Bonnie Warren, with photographs by Cheryl Gerber, features 41 homes from the Garden Distinct to Bywater, and the French Quarter to Pigeon Town. It shares the stories of the residents and explains how modern designs nurture the spirit of the past. Gerber’s stunning photographs and Warren’s colorful articles provide a window
into the rich history of New Orleans. All of the homes featured in the book have been featured in New Orleans Magazine.

Step inside the storied homes of the Crescent City. In their own words, residents offer the histories of both their homes and previous well-known occupants. Lush photographs of stunning exteriors and interior details accompany each essay. From the Garden District to the Faubourg Marigny, author Bonnie Warren and photographer Cheryl Gerber highlight the best of the famous residences of New Orleans.

New Orleans is world famous for its unique residents and stunning architecture. Those who live in
the Crescent City have crafted homes to suit their tastes and needs, creating some of the most
beautiful, fascinating structures in the nation. Explore the private homes of renowned
neighborhoods, including the Garden District, the French Quarter, Bayou St. John, the Bywater,
and the Faubourg Marigny.

Don’t forget… all FOC members receive a 15% discount on all purchases and we sell the Krewe of Rex Merchandise!

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