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.

Next Lecture

August 10 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue

Women of Note — Louisiana State Museum Jazz Curator David Kunian
Kunian will highlight the continuum of females playing jazz in New Orleans from the music’s beginnings in the early 20th century to current jazz trends in the Crescent City today. Opening August 3rd at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, the LSM’s newest exhibition offers photos, instruments, records and other artifacts from female musicians such as Lil Hardin Armstrong, Blue Lu Barker, The Boswell Sisters, Helen Gillet, Meschiya Lake, Marla Dixon and more.

Upcoming Lectures

September 14 – The Impact of International Education in New Orleans (panel moderated by Robert Freeland)

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