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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Events

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm at 6330 St. Charles Ave. Speaker: Howard Margot, Archivist/Curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Topic: “The Odyssey (so far) of New Orleans’s French and Spanish Colonial Archives.”  Mr. Margot will give an overview of the Colonial Records’ remarkable peregrinations over the last 300 years, how most of them came into the possession of the Louisiana Historical Society, and why others did not.  Reception follows.  Howard Hunter, Program Chair.  Nora Wetzel, President.

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News

New Website

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

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