Support the Friends of the Cabildo

Donate to the Friends of the Cabildo

All donations are 100% tax deductible and the Friends of the Cabildo Tax ID is #72-6027414. A general donation supports all FOC programming and the funds the Friends give to the Louisiana State Museum for Exhibit, Collections, Conservation, Education and Acquisitions.

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Donate In Honor of Someone

Donations made in honor of someone is a general donation and the individual or family of honored will be alerted that a donation has been made in their honor.

Donate In Honor of Someone

Donate to the Oral History Program

The Friends of the Cabildo Oral History Program now has over 800 oral interviews, lectures, live concerts recorded over the last 40 years. Recognizable names include Allen Toussaint, Ella Brennan, Rev. Avery Alexander and Rosa Keller Freeman. Concerts include Henry Butler, Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary among others. Please consider donating to this amazing legacy as all recordings are free on the website and the Friends continue to add 10-20 interviews and concerts every year when funds are available. We want to thank sponsors over the years including the Lelong Family Fund, Lupin Foundation, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Rosa Keller Freeland Foundation.

Donate to the Oral History Program

Donate to the Spanish Heritage Program

Donate Today to the Spanish Heritage Program to Promote English/Spanish Speakers and to Promote Spanish Culture

The Friends of the Cabildo developed the Spanish Heritage Program in 2018 to work with Spanish educators and students in public and private schools in the region. The program is designed to provide historical and cultural relevance for the learning experiences of all grades and proficiency levels of Spanish class students.

The program consists of a comprehensive Field Trip program and access to classroom resources in both English and Spanish. The Field Trips include visits to Louisiana State Museum buildings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge as well as walking tours in the museum neighborhoods. Classroom resources include lectures, videos, articles, and printable materials. The materials are housed on the Louisiana State Museum Education Department website and are accessible by Spanish teachers in the classroom. The main lecture program is a PowerPoint entitled “The Statues Tell the Story,” and covers six (6) New Orleans monuments to leaders in Spanish and Latin American history and their relationship to Louisiana.

Provide a memorable educational experience for students participating in the field trips and lectures either in the classroom or at museum locations. The programs provide relevance to learning Spanish by offering students a historical understanding of Louisiana’s relationship with Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish Heritage program can be customized for each class based on grade level and language proficiency. Customization covers the range of delivery in all Spanish or English, as well as allowing for review of glossaries and pronunciation exercises conducted by the teachers.

Donate to the Spanish History Program

Whether you are a history fan, like myself, a lover of New Orleans music, or just love to learn, the Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) has something for you. From supporting the physical exhibits at the Louisiana State Museum to creating one-of-a-kind educational events, to our memorable walking tours, FOC is committed to encouraging lifelong learning. Our commitment to quality programs sets us apart from every other group like ours in the region. Both children and seniors alike benefit from learning more about the history and culture of our great region through our distinctive approach.

We hope you will consider supporting the work of the Friends of the Cabildo by making a gift, volunteering, or becoming a member.

Together, we can ensure that storytelling and learning continue to transform the lives of countless community members.

Thank you for being a friend,

Jason Strada
Executive Director

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