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…

Read More



auctioneer-03Louisiana Historical Society

Members’ Dinner and Ephemera Auction

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6PM

6330 St Charles Ave

Buffet and Bar

Members are asked to provide homemade or pasty shop desserts with serving pieces

E-mail or call Augusta Elmwood to make your reservation before May 6th abelmwood@gmail.com   504- 944-4908

Guests $20 per person                   Members free


View All


New Website

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

Read More