The Louisiana State Museum and and Friends of the Cabildo’s Second Thursday Lecture Series is held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint. Every month a different topic is explored from Louisiana’s unique history. Programs are free of charge; refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Cabildo. For more information, contact Rachel Strassel at 504.523.3939.
October 12 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
125th Anniversary of Plessy vs. Ferguson — Keith Plessy & Phoebe Ferguson
November 9: “Renato Beluche’s Decisive Role in the Independence of the Americas” — Thais Solano
In the midst of celebrating the 300th anniversary of the crescent city, this is an opportunity to pay tribute to a brave New Orlenian who was not only instrumental in the Battle of New Orleans but who also contributed to the quest for Independence in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Mexico from Spanish rule. Adventurer, hero, lover and privateer, he is considered to be one of the Independence Heroes in Latin America, born in the French Quarter of New Orleans, his name was Renato Beluche; and this is a brief story of his life, lived to the fullest.