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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Louisiana Purchase Ceremony

Louisiana Historical Society

Annual Louisiana Purchase Transfer Ceremony

at the Cabildo

Sunday,   December 17, 2017

4:00  in the afternoon

Champagne reception to follow

Guests Welcome


Monday, January 8th

Annual Banquet Celebrating the American Victory at the Battle of New Orleans

Galatorie’s Restaurant 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

5:30 PM cocktails, 6:15 PM seated dinner with wine

Black Tie and Formal Attire; Military Uniform or Period Dress Highly encouraged

Members $125 per person      Guests $160 per person (includes one year membership)

RSVP Wetzel.nora@gmail.com      Please Indicate seating preference

Banquet Menu:

 Shrimp Remoulade, Crab Maison

Turtle Soup

Demi Sautéed Gulf Fish with Sautéed Crab Meuniere

Rockefeller spinach

Petit Filet Béarnaise

Lyonnaise potatoes

Banana Bread Pudding

Praline sauce



This notice will replace monthly post cards.

2018 meetings will resume after Mardi Gras in March.

Guests welcome at all events.


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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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