Friends of the Cabildo Calendar

Friends of the Cabildo 2023-2024 Film Series

All Films 6:30 p.m.

  • The Film Series is Sponsored by Moises Wine & Bizou Wine Imports
  • Wine Refreshments included with Ticket by Moises Wine
  • Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade) |  Interview Session After All Films
April 24 | 1970 Jazz Fest Films with Jon Pult and Band in a Pocket

June 12 | George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces


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


Member Lecture Series

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

April 30 – Miki Pfeffer – The Golden Age of New Orleans Department Store Advertising

May 7 – Burke Bischoff – Po’Boy: Louisiana True

May 14 – Barry J. Anklet – From Behind the Mask: Essays on South Louisiana Mardi Gras Runs


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

2024 Rum Rendezvous Party

Wednesday, May 15th | 6p.m. – 8 p.m. | Palace Cafe

Presenting Sponsor – Red River Bank

Tickets: $150 ($125 for Members), 40-Year & Younger Professional $125 (Includes Individual FOC Member)

The 2nd Annual Rum Rendezvous will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at Palace Cafe with music, oysters and of course rum. A booming local rum distillery scene and award-winning distributors/blenders from Louisiana be featured with food by Palace Cafe and music by Charlie Halloran and the Tropicales. Don’t miss out on this expanding event every year to support Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum.

Committed Rum Producers & Tables: Oxbow Rum Distillery, Porch Jam, Seven Three Distilling, Atelier Vie Rum, Rolling Fork Rum (Double Gold at N.O. Spirits Competition), Wildcat Brothers Distilling, Sazerac, Marsh House Rum, Roulaison Rum. Rum Authorities and Authors Wayne Curtis, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry & Matt Pietrek.

Silver Sponsor: Bourgeois Bennett, LLC, Villere and Co., Marsh House Rum


Neighborhood & Cultural Tours

Reservations are required and limited to 15 total guests on the tours | Tickets $25 G.A. | $20 Members

5/17: Lower Garden District Tour- 10 am | Departure Point: Muses Statue (Prytania & Terpsichore)

4/29, 5/27: Bayou St. John Tour– 10am | Departure Point: Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.

5/3, 5/17, 5/20: Esplanade Ridge Tour– 10am | Departure: Pagoda Cafe (1430 N Dorgenois St)

5/24: Garden District Tour– 10am | Departure Point: 1452 Jackson Avenue (Riverside corner)

4/26, 5/10, 5/24: Treme Cultural and History Tour- 10 am | Departure Point: Treme Coffee House (1501 St. Philip)

4/26, 5/6: Bywater Tour– 10am | Departure Point: Hotel Peter & Paul, 2317 Burgundy St.

5/10, 5/31: Carrollton Neighborhood Tour– 10am | Departure: La Madeline (601 S. Carrollton Avenue)

5/13 | New Tour!! | Back of Town Tour | Departure Point: Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave, corner of Girod) | Once a neighborhood of Black owned businesses and residences, the area was “redeveloped” mid 20th century for a Civic Center and street reconfiguration. Remnants of jazz history persist among repurposed office buildings and colorful murals. Major projects underway include the Charity Hospital redevelopment, hotel conversions and preservation of 19th century residences. Join the Friends of the Cabildo to examine the fascinating mix of adaptive reuse, historic preservation and Black history in the “Old Back of Town”.

5/17: Lower Garden District Tour- 10 am | Departure Point: Muses Statue (Prytania & Terpsichore)

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 20: Expansion of the City
Garden District, Uptown and Carrollton.  Broadmore, Mid City, Lakefront

May 21: 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 | Saturday | June 22nd | 9:30am | Zoom | Tickets: $40 GA | $30 Members 

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.

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.


Second Thursday Lecture Series

Thursday | May 9th |  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST on Zoom

Join us for a virtual evening with Duncan A. Campbell as he discusses his recent book, The Civil War in the Age of Nationalism (LSU 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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