Welcome to the Louisiana Historical Society

Founded in 1835, the Louisiana Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in the state. The State of Louisiana first chartered it in 1836, and has rechartered it several times since then. For a number of decades during the 19th century, the society was the official custodian of the colonial records of Louisiana, including the French Superior Council records and the Spanish Judicial Records of the Illustrious Cabildo…

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Fall tour 2015Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2015.  LOUISIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL TOUR. 

The bus will depart from Metairie Country Day School at 8:00 AM Saturday, November 21 and return Sunday, November 22 at 6:00 PM.

We are heading west for an authentic Cajun Immersion. Our adventure begins at Bayou Teche Brewing (famous for its LA31 beer) for a tour and tasting. Then we will tour NuNu’s Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville and be treated to a chef-planned lunch prepared before our eyes by area culinary students from locally sourced products. Over coffee and dessert we will be entertained by a Cajun storyteller.

We will be given a tour the award winning St. Landry Tourist Center known for its green construction and lovely grounds showcasing local plant life.

In Eunice we will visit the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center for a tour of their exhibits, attend their music and dance program and be treated to a tasting.

We will have a Champagne toast at the statue of Eunice before finding our seats in the Liberty Theater. The Liberty Theatre was built in 1924 and is now the home of Le Rendez-Vous des Cajuns, a live radio and TV broadcast. Our show will include two bands: Les Bon Sons and Choupique. Broadcast is in French with enough English for all to understand. We may learn a few new French words and dance steps.

After walking to dinner at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard we will be brought to the Holiday Inn Express in Eunice and “faire do-do” .

Sunday morning after breakfast in the hotel we will head to Jefferson Island to tour the Rip Van Winkle Gardens and John Jefferson Home. Our lunch will be at the Grand Coteau Bistro where the chef is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and a Food Channel Chopped champion.

$250 pp (double occupancy) includes transportation, lodging, tours, admissions, meals, taxes, tips, bar on bus and snacks. Alcoholic beverages in restaurants not included.

Reservations are by check payable to Louisiana Historical Society. Tour is exclusively for members of Louisiana Historical Society and reservations are taken on a first come-first served basis.

Mail to: Nora Wetzel 1623 Peniston St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

For questions contact Nora Wetzel at wetzel.nora@gmail.com or 504-451-9646

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New Website

Welcome to the new Louisiana Historical Society Website. Learn more about LHS, or browse the archives.

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