Friends of the Cabildo Calendar

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Founding of New Orleans History Class 

September 23, 25, 26, 30 | 4-6pm | $30 Members / $40 GA | Zoom | Recorded

Historian Charles Chamberlain will present a series of four lectures covering the founding  of New Orleans – providing the background of environmental context and initial French colonial settlement, and then Bienville’s founding of the city in 1718 and the subsequent physical and cultural development of Nouvelle Orleans in the 1720s and 1730s. Emphasis will be place on memoirs, illustrations, and maps from the period that document the experiences of the inhabitants and the development of the city’s distinct Creole culture.

 
 

All classes are recorded and distributed the next day.

Home Research Seminar – Researching Your New Orleans Property 

Saturday | August 17th | 10am | Zoom

Tickets $35 GA / $25 Members 

Friends of the Cabildo will host “Researching Your New Orleans Property” Seminary, Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. via zoom. Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr., an Adjunct Lecturer at the Tulane University School of Architecture, will present an in-depth program on historic home research.

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. Cangelosi, 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. The chain document the ownership of a property, which in theory, can be taken back to the early 1700s, during the French Colonial period. The “chain of title” relates to the property, not the improvements, and rarely will the chain alone indicate when improvements were made. Like history detectives, determining when improvements were done involves research into various records, including census, tax, water, building permits, contracts, city directories, newspapers, and more. This program will explain how these records can be used and where to find them.

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Fall Member Lecture Series

Free to Members | Non-Members $10/ All Fall 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 10th – Robert Freeland – When the Snake Smoked – Brazil in the 2nd World War
September 17th – Errol Laborde –  When Rex Met Zulu
September 24th – Theresa McCulla – Insatiable City: Food and Race in New Orleans 
 
October 8th – Anthony Stanonis –  New Orleans Pralines: Plantation Sugar, Louisiana Pecans and the Marketing of Southern Nostalgia
October 15th – Joseph Jewell – White Man’s Work: Race and Middle Class Mobility into the Progressive Era
 
November 5th – Francis Kolb Turnbell – Spanish Louisiana: Contest for Boderlands, 1763-1805
November 12th – Bruce Spizer – The Beatles at City Park at 60

2024-2025 FOC Concert Series

$25 Members / $30 GA | $200 Front Row Guaranteed Seat / $180 Members

All Concerts at 7pm at the NO Jazz Museum 3rd Floor | Only 100 tickets/Show

Tickets go on sale on July 1st

November 2nd (Saturday) – Sonny Landreth
November 22nd – 60th Anniversary Beatles at City Park Concert w/Andre Bohren and The Walrus
December 20th – 106th Professor Longhair Birthday Show with River Eckert
January 24th – Marcia Ball
March 14th – Sunpie and the Louisiana Sun Spots
April 4th  -The Iguanas
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Missed Any of our Classes? We Record All Lectures

Purchase a ticket by emailing jason@friendsofthecabildo.org and we can get you copies you can watch for up to 6 months.

5-Part Neighborhoods of New Orleans Class w/Dr. Karen Leathem, Joyce Miller and Dr. Charles Chamberlain | Zoom | Tickets: $40 | Members $30

Founding Neighborhoods-  Downtown Faubourgs

Downtown Faubourgs- Treme, Marigny, Bywater, 7th Ward

Uptown Neighborhoods- Garden District, Uptown and Carrollton  

Expansion of the CityBroadmoor, Mid City, Lakefront

Suburbs of the Metro Region – Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard and the Northshore

Previously Recorded Classes that can be purchased for 6-month use (Educational Only)

Researching Your New Orleans Property Seminar and History of New Orleans Architecture Lecture (3 hour Class) ($25 Member – $35GA)

Founding of New Orleans Class (4 Classes) ($30 Member – $40 GA)

History of Carnival Class (4 Classes): ($30 Member – $40GA)

History of Louisiana and New Orleans Music 

History of Rum (3 Classes): ($25 Member – $35GA)

We also have recorded all of our symposiums, over 75 lectures on Louisiana History and Culture!

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.

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.

Second Thursday Lecture Series

Thursday, August 8th, 6pm | Sponsored by Friends of the Cabildo

Join us for a virtual evening with Brooke Champagne as she discusses her new book Nola Face: A Latina’s Life in the Big Easy (University of Georgia Press, 2024). This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will take place on Zoom. Please register here and a link will be emailed to you on the day of the lecture

 

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