Friends of the Cabildo Calendar

Friends of the Cabildo Annual Meeting

Thursday | May 23rd | 6:30p | New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

Hors d’oeuvres, wine and cocktails provided | Guest Speaker: Liz Williams SoFAB Founder & Author of SoFAB Cookbook

President’s Report | Treasurer’s Report | Election of Board Members & Officers

All Tours at 10am | Members $20 / GA $25 | Reservations Requested

Friday, May 24th | Garden District Tour | 10am | Departure: 1452 Jackson Ave)

Sunday, May 26th | Back of Town Tour (New Tour) | 10am | Pythian Market (234 Loyola Entrance)

Friday, May 31 | Carollton Tour | 10am | Departure: Le Madeline (601 S. Carrollton)

Yoga at the Cabildo

Yoga at the Cabildo will begin classes again starting Saturday, June 17th at 8:30 a.m. at the Cabildo (701 Chartres Street) on beautiful Jackson Square. Layla Ross will be giving classes every Saturday morning for Friends of the Cabildo Members, locals and tourists. Member cost for the class is $10 and non-members its $20. If you have a mat please bring one if not we have some available for free.

2024 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Saturday, June 15th | 11:30a.m. | Antoine’s Restaurant 

All Docents, Guides, Board Members and volunteers in general are invited to the annual luncheon. Enter your hours in the database system for 30 hours and the lunch is free to volunteers. Award Ceremony to take place. Call the office to RSVP.


Don’t Miss Adult History Classes with Experts. All Lectures Recorded to View Later

May 13 &14 (4pm), 16 & 20 (6pm), 21 (4pm) | 5-Part Neighborhoods of New Orleans Class w/Dr. Karen Leathem, Joyce Miller and Dr. Charles Chamberlain | Zoom | Tickets: $60 | Members $50

May. 13 : Founding Neighborhoods.    May 14 : The Creole Neighborhoods
The Vieux Carre & Faubourg St. Mary     Treme, Marigny, Bywater, 7th Ward

May 16: Uptown Neighborhoods.         May 21: Expansion of the City
Garden District, Uptown and Carrollton.  Broadmoor, Mid City, Lakefront

May 22: Suburbs of the Metro Region
Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard and the Northshore

Home Research Seminar: Researching Your New Orleans Property

Lecture with Robert J. Cangelosi, AIA | TBA | Zoom | Tickets: $40 GA | $30 Members – Date to be Announced – If you can’t attend we record the lecture!

If walls could talk, you would know everything you wanted to know about your property, like who previously owned it, those who slept in it, how old it is, and what secrets it holds. Robert Cangelosi Jr., AIA, president of Koch and Wilson Architects, will outline how to develop the history of your property, using primary sources rather than oral traditions and secondary sources, which often are incorrect. Preparation of a “chain of title,” the essential first step in developing a history, will be discussed.


Fall Member Lecture Series

Free to Members | Non-Members $10/ All Spring Lectures $25 | All 6pm 

All August Lectures by Emily Ford – New Orleans Cemetery Scholar – 6pm – Zoom

August 13th  – Researching Burial Locations in Orleans Parish

August 20th – Cemetery Titles and Property Ownership

August 27th –  Basics of Cemetery Repair and Preservation
September 17th – Errol Laborde –  When Rex Met Zuli

Friends of the Cabildo Film Series

 George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces | TBA (Will be included in 2024-2025 Season)


Members $10, $15 GA
Season Pass:
$40 Members, $50 GA

Second Thursday Lecture Series

Join us for an evening with Jesse Chanin discussing her new book Building Power, Breaking Power: The United Teachers of New Orleans, 1965-2008.  

This program will meet over Zoom and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. The meeting link will be sent to registrants on the day of the program.

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