Events Calendar

louisiane-louisianebylousianaofficeoftourism-faubourg-marigny-noResearching Your New Orleans Property Seminar

Saturday  – June 20, 9:30 a.m. (Registration 9-9:30 a.m.)

Old U.S. Mint

Tickets: $20 Members / $25 G.A.

Friends of the Cabildo will host “Researching Your New Orleans Property” Saturday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m. Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr., an adjunct lecturer at the Tulane University School of Architecture, will present an in-depth program on historic home research at the Old U.S. Mint.

If walls could talk, you would know everything you wanted to know about your property, like who previously owned it, those who slept in it, how old it is, and what secrets it holds. Cangelosi, President of Koch and Wilson Architects, will outline how to develop the history of your property, using primary sources rather than oral traditions and secondary sources, which often are incorrect. Preparation of a “chain of title,” the essential first step in developing a history, will be discussed. The chain document the ownership of a property, which in theory, can be taken back to the early 1700s, during the French Colonial period. The “chain of title” relates to the property, not the improvements, and rarely will the chain alone indicate when improvements were made. Like history detectives, determining when improvements were done involves research into various records, including census, tax, water, building permits, contracts, city directories, newspapers, and more. This program will explain how these records can be used and where to find them.

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dotter16924FOC Adult History Class: Neighborhoods of New Orleans

Wednesdays, Starting May 20th, 6 p.m. (5 Weeks)

Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Avenue)

Members $175 / G.A. $200

Have you ever wondered why your neighborhood is shaped the way it is or how it got its name?

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce our Adult History Class: Neighborhoods of New Orleans. The five-session class will breakdown neighborhoods of New Orleans from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John to Carrollton.

Historians Karen Leathem, Joyce Miller and John Magill will lecture on the historic New Orleans neighborhoods and explore the stories of their founding, culture and people. Beginning Wednesday, May 20th at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint, the classes will be held for five consecutive Wednesdays. The cost for class is $175 for members and $200 for general admission.

The class sold out last year so submit your admission fee in as soon as possible by calling the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939 or by paying below.

May 20 – French Quarter & Faubourg St. Mary

May 27 – Faubourg Marigny, Treme, Bywater, 9th Ward

June 3 – Garden District, Jefferson City, Carrollton

June 10 – Mid City, Broadmoor, Gentilly

June 17 – Suburbs of New Orleans

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New Book

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

By Gary Krist

Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city’s Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.

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, Saturdays

8:30am to 9:30am Cabildo 2nd-Floor Gallery

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

Mats are provided