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 New Orleans Jazz Museum 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.
December 14: “For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War” — Karen Leather & Joyce Miller
Louisiana State Museum historians Karen Leathem and Joyce Miller will discuss the new exhibit, For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War, which opened at the Capitol Park Museum in September. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of American’s entrance into World War I, the exhibition explores the impact that World War I had on the people of Louisiana, as well as the roles that Louisianians played in the European conflict.
January 11: “City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300” — Jason Berry, author