Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:30 pm at 6330 St. Charles Ave. Speaker: Phelps Gay. Topic: “Abraham Lincoln and the South.” Reception follows. Howard Hunter, Program Chair. Nora Wetzel, President.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:00 pm at 6330 St. Charles Ave. Speaker: Bobby McIntyre, President of the New Orleans Jazz Restoration Society, jazz historian and drummer for the traditional jazz band The Last Straws will bring the legendary Halfway House jazz club and dance hall alive, as only Bobby can, with a detailed history and talented musicians playing during and after the program. Reception and refreshments follow. Guests welcome. Howard Hunter, Program Chair. Nora Wetzel, President.
The Halfway House in the 1920’s
Louisiana Historical Society Fall Tour November 21 &22, 2015
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.
Bus will depart from Metairie Country Day School at 8AM Saturday, November 21 and return Sunday, November 22 at 6PM
$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 email@example.com or 504-451-9646