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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Friday, January 8, 2016.

Louisiana Historical Society Annual Banquet

Le Pavillon Hotel   Crystal Ballroom

6:30 p.m. open bar; 7:30 p.m. seated dinner with wine.

Members $125 per person; Guests $160 per person (includes one year membership; $15 valet parking.

RSVP to William Reeves- wdr@cox.net; Indicate entrée preference and seating preferences.  Black Tie or Period Attire.


Shrimp Bisque

Boston Bibb Lettuce with Candied Pecans and Champagne Vinaigrette

Roast Duckling with Orange-Apricot glaze


Gulf Fish with Fresh Shrimp Salsa

Pecan Wild Rice

Port and Currant Sorbet

French Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Wines, Tea, Coffee

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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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