Friends of the Cabildo Calendar


Botanica: Gardens, Landscapes, and Plant Medicines in South Louisiana Exhibit Opening 

Cabildo | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | June 20th | Music Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes

This exhibition explores the cultural meaning of Louisiana medicinal plants and how historically based understandings of them are evolving under the threat of climate change and land loss. Guest curators Rachel Breunlin and Monique Verdin are collaborating with herbalists, artists, gardeners, and scholars to place into context stories of historical and contemporary gardens and natural environments.

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.


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

Missed Any of our Classes? We Record All Lectures

Purchase a ticket by emailing 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.

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

Thursday, July 13th, 6pm | Sponsored by Friends of the Cabildo

Join us for a virtual evening with Dr. Maria Angela Diaz discussing her new book A Continuous State of War: Empire Building and Race Making in the Civil War–Era Gulf South.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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