Events Calendar

satchmoSatchmo SummerFest Music Tours

Friday-Sunday (August 1-3)

Tour Time: 10 a.m.

Departure: Main Mint Gates on Barracks Street

Experience the 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 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.

This tour was designed for Satchmo Fest and is given by guides that are trained for these tour as well as the Ken Burns Tauck Jazz Tours. To purchase tickets use the paypal link below or contact the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939 (Members Please Call to Reserve at a discounted rate). 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.

Friday
Satchmo Summer Fest Tour Tickets
$25

Saturday
Satchmo Summer Fest Tour Tickets
$25

Sunday
Satchmo Summer Fest Tour Tickets
$25

Fri-Sunday
Satchmo Summer Fest Member Tour Tickets
$20

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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 Virgina 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

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

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Thursday, August 28th

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

 

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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
$15

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

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

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October 24-25, 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 24-25) 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

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

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1850 House Museum Store News

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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