Events Calendar

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FOC Concert Series

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

Dr. Michael White – 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, Dr. Michael White will be gracing the Mint stage for the first time in two year.

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
 Dr. Michael White
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Dr. Michael White
GA TICKET
$25.00
 Panorama
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Panorama Brass Band
GA  TICKET
$25.00
FOC Concert
Member
3-show package
$45.00

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 (w/Dr. Alan Taylor, $100-$125 includes symposium ticket, 3-course lunch with wine at Cafe Amelie)

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
 FOC Battle of New Orleans Lunch with Alan Taylor
Member
Ticket (Includes Symposium Ticket)
$100

FOC Battle of New Orleans Lunch with Alan Taylor
GA Ticket (Includes Symposium Ticket)
$125

Battle of New Orleans Member Exhibit Opening and Executive Level Member Preview

6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Executive Level Members Preview with Curator’s Tour of the Exhibit

7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Full Membership Opening (Guest and Non-Member Tickets will be available if space allows)

Friends of the Cabildo Members will get the first viewing of Louisiana State Museum’s newest exhibit, From Dirty Shirts to Buccaneers: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture on Saturday, January 10th. Located on the 2nd Floor of the Cabildo, Members will see some of the most important and significant artifacts from the Battle of New Orleans in president day Chalmette, LA. Legacy and above members will be able to have a patron preview at 6:00 p.m., with a champagne reception and curators on-hand for tours. The full FOC Membership is welcomed at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to upgrade your membership please contact Kaydee Nenninger at (504) 523-3939 or online here http://friendsofthecabildo.org/become-a-member/

dotterOrleansNhoodsPeriWebsite3PFOC Special Tours

Faubourg St. Mary Tour (CBD) – December 27th, Saturday, 9 a.m.

Battle of New Orleans Tour –  December 3rd & 17th, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Lower Garden District Tour – November 28th, Friday, 1:30 p.m.,

December 17th, Friday, 10 a.m., January 16th, Friday, 2 p.m.

Faubourg Marigny/Esplanade Tour – November 30th, Sunday, 12:00 p.m., January 14th, 10 a.m.

Music History Tour – November 23rd, December 7th, Sunday, 10 a.m.

Lower Central Business Tour – January 18th, Sunday, 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. Reservations are required.

CBD Tour: Join the Friends of the Cabildo for a special walking tour of the Faubourg St. Mary, December 27th . 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

Battle of New Orleans 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)

Lower Garden District Tour:  The term Lower Garden District (LGD) was coined by the Friends of the Cabildo in 1971 with the publication of New Orleans Architecture Vol.1: The Lower Garden District. Bounded by the Mississippi River Bridge, the Mississippi River, Jackson Ave,  & St. Charles Ave., the LGD developed as six different faubourgs (suburbs) and is known for its many & irregularly shaped parks, the district has an extensive collection of 19th century residences, most of which are side hall, double-galleried residences in the Greek Revival & Italianate style.  Learn the rest of the story of the historic neighborhood, and that of the buildings located along the route! Meeting Location: Muses Statute at Prytania and Terpsichore

Faubourg Marigny/Esplanade Tour: Faubourg Marigny was the one of City’s earliest suburbs, located immediately downriver from the Vieux Carré on land  subdivided  from  the  plantation  of  one  of  New Orleans most  colorful  historical figures. Esplanade Avenue was initially designated by the French as commons, and later both the French and Spanish colonial governments built fortifications on it. After the Louisiana Purchase, and removal of the walls, grand townhouses and mansions were built on this European style boulevard. Today, Marigny is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a city-designated historic district, due to its preservation of Creole cottages and many ornamented shotgun dwellings. Meeting Location: Old U.S. Mint Barracks Street Gate (Esplanade Gates)

New Orleans Music History 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)

Lower Central Business District Tour: Starting from Lafayette Square, this tour will follow the development of the CBD into the 20th century, highlighting the Canal Street and Picayune Place Historic Districts. Canal Street, long considered the retail merchandising heart of the city, began its life in the early 19th century along the path of a planned, but never constructed, canal. Picayune Place is noted for its unparalleled collection of intact 19th century commercial buildings, predominantly in the Greek Revival style. Meeting Location: Henry Clay Statue Lafayette Square

CBD/St. Mary Tour
Member: $20

CBD/St. Mary Tour
General Admission: $25

 
Battle of New Orleans Tour
Member: $20

Battle of New Orleans Tour
General Admission: $25
 
Lower Garden District Tour
Member: $20

Lower Garden District Tour
General Admission: $25
Marigny Tour
Member: $20

Marigny Tour
General Admission: $25
Music History Tour
Member: $20

Music History Tour
General Admission: $25
 Lower CBD Tour
Member Tickets
$20.00

Lower CBD Tour
General Admission:
$25.00

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Battle of New Orleans Edition: December 9th, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Old U.S. Mint

(504) 523-3939

With the upcoming Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, guests are invited to see a sneak peak of the Louisiana State Museum collection of Battle of New Orleans items not on displace. This Hidden Treasures is only being hosted for one night so don’t miss out on seeing this incredible collection. Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for non-members and no tickets are sold at the door.

Upcoming Hidden Treasures

Carnival Edition: January 27th & 29th

Decorative Arts: March

 Battle of New Orleans
6pm Tour: Member Tickets
$15.00

Battle of New Orleans
6pm Tour: General Admission Tickets
$20.00

Battle of New Orleans
7pm Tour: Member Tickets
$15.00

Battle of New Orleans
7pm Tour: General Admission Tickets
$20.00

dotterSnapshot 2013-11-18 10-02-43Creole Christmas Weekend

December 27-28

Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)

(504) 523-3939

Come celebrate the Christmas Season and visit five-different homes decorated in the style of the Christmas Season. The self-guided tour begins at the 1850 House Museum Store and allows guests into public and private homes within the French Quarter. Guests will also learn about what Christmas was like during the 19th century at the Spring Fiesta House as well as enjoy refreshments of the period. Tickets can be purchased below or at the 1850 House Museum Store.

 Creole Christmas
Member Tickets
$20.00

Creole Christmas
General Admission Tickets
$25.00

dotterdr-michael-whiteFOC Concert Series

Dr. Michael White – 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, tradition New Orleans Jazz Musician Dr. Michael White will be gracing the Mint stage for the first time in over two year.

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!

 Dr. Michael White
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Dr. Michael White
GA TICKET
$25.00
 Panorama
MEMBER TICKET
$15.00

Panorama Brass Band
GA  TICKET
$25.00

dotterdrez1850 House Museum Store News

Author Lecture and Book Signing

The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception:The British Attempt to Seize New Orleans and Nullify the Louisiana Purchase

by Ron Drez, 1850 House Museum Store

Wednesday, December 17th, Free, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Perhaps no conflict in American history is more important yet more overlooked and misunderstood than the War of 1812. Begun by President James Madison after decades of humiliating British trade interference and impressment of American sailors, the war in many ways was the second battle for United States independence. At the climax of the war-inspired by the defeat of Napoleon in early 1814 and the perceived illegality of the Louisiana Purchase-the British devised a plan to launch a three-pronged attack against the northern, eastern, and southern U.S. borders. Concealing preparations for this strike by engaging in negotiations in Ghent, Britain meanwhile secretly issued orders to seize New Orleans and wrest control of the Mississippi and the lands west of the river. They further instructed British commander General Edward Pakenham not to cease his attack if he heard rumors of a peace treaty. Great Britain even covertly installed government officials within military units with the intention of immediately taking over administrative control once the territory was conquered. According to author Ronald J. Drez, the British strategy and the successful defense of New Orleans through the leadership of General Andrew Jackson affirm the serious implications of this climatic -battle. Far from being simply an unnecessary epilogue to the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans firmly secured for the United States the territory acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. Through the use of primary sources, Drez provides a deeper understanding of Britain’s objectives, and The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception offers a compelling account of this pivotal moment in American history.

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

Note that as the Battle of New Orleans Exhibit is being built at the Cabildo, Yoga at the Cabildo is at the Presbytere (Opposite side of St. Louis Cathedral)

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