Past Monthly Lectures and Programs

Programs 2017

 

Louisiana Historical Society

Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7PM

6330 St Charles Avenue

Program: Tricentennial TV: Broadcasting Public History in the Digital Age

Tom Gregory, WYES producer.

Twice a regional Emmy Award winner for his work on the WLAE travel series

Go Coast: Louisiana,” will speak and share film clips with us.

Gregory will produce a new series of more than 200 “Tricentennial Minutes” the station will air during the run-up to the city’s 300th birthday. He’s also co-producing an upcoming documentary on the Battle of New Orleans, and is working behind the scenes for the station’s ongoing production “Reshaping a Greater New Orleans,” “Informed Sources” and “Steppin’ Out.”

Tom is a former professional standup comic and Chicago native.

 

 

Louisiana Historical Society

Members’ Dinner and Ephemera Auction

Tuesday, May 9,, 2017 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 Nora Wetzel to make your reservation before May 6th

wetzel.nora@gmil.com                   504-451-9646

Guests $20 per person                   Members free

 

Louisiana Historical Society

Tuesday, April, 11, 2017 7PM           6330 St Charles Ave

Speaker Alex Mcmanus

“He was a Hitler-like dictator”:

What did Huey Long’s enemies mean when they called him a fascist?

Reception following                                     Guests welcome

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Louisiana Historical Society

Spring Tour Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th

St. Francisville, Louisiana

  • Tour of Imahara Gardens with catered box lunch (climb little Mount Fuji)
  • Mint Juleps and tour of Evergreenzine Historic home with Norman Ferachi
  • Battle Reenactment of the Siege of Port Hudson, medical demonstration, gunboat demonstration, visit to encampments, museum
  • Dinner at the Bluffs Country Club on Thompson Creek
  • Overnight hotel Francis: pool, fitness center, Wi-Fi, in-room fridge & microwave, full breakfast
  • Visit to West Feliciana Parish Historical Society Museum
  • Tour of Grace Church and cemetery
  • Lunch at The Francis Southern Table and Bar
  • Tour of Afton Villa Gardens

port hudson

Enjoying the offerings of this itinerary involves walking on historic battlefield site. Please bring lightweight folding chairs to enjoy reenactment and dress comfortably. There will also be guided walking tours in the Imahara and Afton Villa gardens.

$250pp for LHSmembers ($50 single supplement) $285pp for non-members

includes transportation, hotel (double occupancy), admissions, tours, four meals, snacks, beverages, gratuities and taxes.

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Louisiana Historical Society

Meeting Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 7PM

6330 St. Charles Ave

Speaker Lydia Blackmore, Decorative Arts Curator, the Historic New Orleans Collection

Reception following                                             Guests welcome

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unknownThe Louisiana Historical Society
(Officially the State Historical Society since 1836)
requests the honour of your presence
upon the occasion of its
Banquet
In Commemoration of the Two Hundred and     Second Anniversary of
The Battle of New Orleans
and the Lasting Peace thereafter between the United States and Great Britain

5:30 O’Clock

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Orleans Country Club

Black Tie

 

Programs 2016

La. Purchase Ceremony

La. Purchase Ceremony

Louisiana Historical Society

Annual Transfer Ceremony

at the Cabildo

Sunday,  December 18, 2016

4:00 in the afternoon

Champagne reception to follow

Guests Welcome

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Louisiana Historical Society

Tuesday, Novemeber 8th 7PM

Temple Sinai 6227 St. Charles Ave.

Guillermo Fesser

Spanish journalist, TV and radio personality and filmmaker will speak to us about his new book

Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez

Street Parking. Limited handicap parking on St Charles Ave and Webster Street horseshoe drives

Spanish Buffet catered by Chez Nous with Bar

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Louisiana Historical Society

TUESDAY, October 11, 2016     7PM

6330 St. Charles Ave

Sally Reeves:

The Historic Second African Baptist Church of New Orleans

Reception Follows                   Guests Welcome

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Delta-Justice

Louisiana Historical Society

TUESDAY, September, 13, 2016   7PM

6330 St. Charles. Avenue

Screening of the film:

“Delta Justice:  The Islenos Trappers War.”

 In 1926, a blood feud erupts between the Islenos and a powerful politician trying to usurp their valuable trapping land.

Reception Follows                                       Guests Welcome

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LHS

Louisiana Historical Society

Join us for a lunch and learn presentation and tour of the Port of New Orleans by fire boat.
Friday, August 12, 2016- noon
1350 Port of New Orleans Place

New Orleans, LA 70130

$25/couple    casual attire    space limited
rsvp to wetzel.nora@gmail.com  504-451-9646

Free Parking

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Louisiana 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

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HeroTuesday, April 12, 2016

Louisiana Historical Society Lecture and Meeting

 7:00 PM, 6330 St. Charles. Ave.

Speaker:   George Hero III

“Water, New Orleans’ Friend or Foe”
How geography, hydrology and the wood screw pump affected the growth of New Orleans

George Hero is an engineer who grew up with the Jefferson Plaquemine Drainage District that was organized by his grandfather (pictured above).

                                  Refreshments                              Guests Welcome

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Russell E. Train Africana Collection, Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Russell E. Train Africana Collection, Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Louisiana Historical Society Lecture and Meeting

7:00 p.m., 6330 St Charles Ave.

Speaker: James Mokhiber

“An African Explorer and a Tchoupitoulas Street Grocery: Rediscovering Henry Morton Stanley and slavery in antebellum New Orleans”

James Mokhiber is Associate Professor of African and World History at the University of New Orleans.  He directed a UNO summer research project for undergraduates on Stanley in 2010, and is the author of a forthcoming journal article about Stanley’s New Orleans sojourn as well as a documentary/multimedia public history project on the subject.

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e3b696183e162ab4a41f999813a7cfe0Friday, 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.

Programs 2015

La. Purchase Ceremony

La. Purchase Ceremony

Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Annual Louisiana Purchase Transfer Ceremony at the Presbytere (note change of location).

4:00 in the afternoon.  Champagne reception to follow.  Guests welcome.
Fall tour 2015Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2015.  LOUISIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL TOUR. 

The bus will depart from Metairie Country Day School at 8:00 AM Saturday, November 21 and return Sunday, November 22 at 6:00 PM.

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.

$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.

 

jazzTuesday, November 10, 2015.  The Louisiana Historical Society invites you to a night of history & music, at Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans, LA 70121.  (Note the change of venue).  Doors open at 6:30.  Bobby McIntyre, the original drummer, co-founder and historian for the traditional jazz band The Last Straws and jazz history preservationist, will bring the legendary Halfway House jazz club and dance hall alive again for us, as only Bobby can, with his vivid descriptions, detailed history and talented musicians playing during and after the program.

The Halfway House was a club built in 1915 along the New Basin Canal situated halfway between Lake Pontchartrain and downtown New Orleans. It was filled with crowds dancing to ragtime jazz in the twenties but recently met with the wrecking ball.

Light refreshments and cocktails.  Guests of members welcome.  Dancing encouraged. Howard Hunter, Program Chair.  Nora Wetzel, President.

Halfway House jazz club                                   IMG_5569

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Abe-Lincoln-silhouette-e1360274739438Tuesday, 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, 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 pm at 6330 St. Charles Ave. Speaker: Patricia H. Gay, Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center; Topic: “Our Predecessors’ Gift to Us: The Historic Built Environment…”  Ms. Gay will give an update on some recent and newsworthy challenges to preservation of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.”

Tuesday, March 10, 2015,  7:00 pm at 6330 St. Charles Ave.  Speaker: Rien Fertel; Topic: “From Gayarré to Grace King: Cultivating a Creole Literary Circle in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans.”

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Antoine’s Restaurant.  The LHS will mark the 200th anniversary of the principal Battle of New Orleans. For over a century and a half, our Society has taken a lead in observing this date with a festive banquet.  Honoring the bicentennial, we plan this year to return to Antoine’s Restaurant for the banquet, and have a grand time celebrating.  Please contact Bill Reeves at wdr@cox.net for additional information.

 

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Programs 2013-14

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3pm until 5pm at the main gallery of the Cabildo. The Louisiana Purchase Transfer Ceremony. All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker:  Carolyn Kolb; Topic:  “New Orleans Memories:  One Writer’s City.”

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9am at Metairie Park Country Day School. Louisiana Historical Society Teacher’s Symposium on the Battle of New Orleans.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker:  Thomas Harrell; Topic:  “Percussion and Resolve:  How the Seventeenth-century Atlantic World Helped Shape French and Indian Relations in Colonial Louisiane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker: Marty Mule’; Topic:  “Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Members’ Dinner.  Auction and book signing after dinner.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Live performance: Original Louisiana Songs and Stories by Armand St. Martin

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker:  Fred Starr; author of Une Belle Maison:  The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans Bywater

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker:  Liz Williams, President and Director Southern Food and Beverage Institue; Topic:  “Why Creole Cuisine is the Only American Cuisine”

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker:  Erin M. Greenwald, Staff Historian of the Historic New Orleans Collection; Topic: Memoir of Marc-Antoine Caillot –  A Company Man.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Speaker: Ron Thibodeaux, author of Hell or High Water:  How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Jack Stewart and Rene Brunet will discuss their forthcoming book, There’s One in Your Neighborhood: Lost Theaters of New Orleans.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Past LHS President Sally Reeves will present “E.T. IS HOME: Bienville to the Country Club”.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7pm at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Christian Garcia will talk on his grandparents from his recent book Now and Always: A Louisiana Love Story. Christian Garcia Profile (pdf)


Programs 2010-2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Paul Haygood will speak on the West Florida Revolt of 1810 in honor of its Bicentennial. Refreshments follow.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Kristin Condotta, Ph. D. candidate at Tulane, “Strangers or Neighbors?: Irish Immigrants in Early New Orleans.”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. John Seago, President of Pontchartrain Vineyards, will speak on the history of wine growing in Louisiana that will include a tasting of his Rouge Militaire wine 90% produced from estate-grown Norton grapes and 10% Le trolley produced from estate-grown Blanc Du Bois grapes.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Justin Nystrom, Troubled Apotheosis: Frederick Nash Ogden and the Struggle for New Orleans.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Joyce Miller of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will demonstrate KnowLA, the new digital encyclopedia of Louisiana history & culture.

Programs 2009-2010

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Janet Allured, Associate Professor of History at McNeese State University – Louisiana Women: Their Life and Times. Refreshments will follow.

krazyTuesday, October 13 2009, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Michael Tisserand – George Herriman and Krazy Kat. Refreshments will follow.

Saturday, October 24 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal Street. Seventh Creole Family Symposium. Keynote: Sally Reeves – Bicentennial of the arrival of refuges from St. Domingue. Greg Osborn – Labostrie Family

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Susan Tucker and others – New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Historic Dishes. Refreshments will follow.

salaSunday, December 20, 2009, 4:00 p.m. at the Cabildo. Join the Louisiana Historical Society Players as they re-enact events leading to the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony in the Sala Capitular of the Historic Cabildo, Jackson Square. Reception follows.

Friday, January 8, 2010. 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Country Club. F�te the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans with the Louisiana Historical Society. George Dargo will speak on “The Battle of New Orleans in Louisiana History.”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Toni Keiser, Registrar for the collections and exhibits department at the National WWII Museum, will speak on the museum and its artifacts. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Daniel Hammer, Head of Reader Services for the Williams Research Center at The Historic New Orleans Collection, will speak on J. Hanno Deiler–professor, newspaper publisher, historian, belletrist, musician, and leader of the German-American community in New Orleans. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Members Dinner – See how you fare on the Louisana Historical Society Quiz! Prizes, auction and refreshments!

Felton Suthon 8/15/2009

Programs 2008-2009

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Meeting cancelled because of Hurricane Ike.

Tuesday, October 14 2008, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. James Gill, writer for the Times-Picayune, will tell of thirty years at the newspaper. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Judge Ronald A. Fonseca will speak on the Digest of 1808. Refreshments will follow.

Wednesday to Saturday, November 19-22, 2008. The Louisiana Historical Society is cosponsoring An International Colloquium celebrating the Bi-Centennial of the Louisiana Civil Code 1808-2008. Members of the Louisiana Historical Society may register for the one-day historical sessions at a cost of $100 to be held on Thursday, November 20, 2008.

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 4:00 p.m. at the Cabildo. Annual Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony in the Sala Capitular of the Historic Cabildo, Jackson Square. Reception follows.

Thursday, January 8, 2009. 6:30 p.m. at New Orleans Country Club.. Dinner on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Captain William D. Reeves enlightens us on local merchants at the Battle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dot Benge and Bert Esteves – The Islenos in St. Bernard Parish.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Carolyn Long will entertain us with �Delphine Macarty Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House.� Further information on the haunting of1140 Royal Street is available at http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/hauntedhouses/lalauriemansion/. Carolyn Long served as preservation specialist and conservator at the Smithsonian Institution�s Museum of American History.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 6 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Members Dinner.

Felton Suthon 3/31/2009

Programs 2007-2008

Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Louisiana National Guard Major Jacques Walker will speak on the recent experiences of the Washington Artillery unit of the Louisiana National Guard in the Iraq war. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dr. Michael Sartiskey, Director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, will speak on 17 years of Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dr. Emily Clark, adjunct professor at Tulanel Universtiy, will speak on her new book on the New Orleans Ursulines community, Masterless Mistresses. Refreshments will follow.

Saturday and Sunday November 17-18, 2007. Bus Tour to Lafayette area.

Sunday, December 23, 2007, 4:00 p.m. at the Cabildo. Annual Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony in the Sala Capitular of the Historic Cabildo, Jackson Square. Reception follows.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Dinner on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Anthony Joseph Stanonis talks about Creating the Big Easy, his latest literary effort.

Tuesday, April 8, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Join us for a music presentation by Dr. Bruce Raeburn, “Music Flows Like Water: Alligators, Horses, Minstrels, Roustabouts, Bluesmen, and Jazz on the Mississippi River, 1843-1939.” New York City native Bruce Raeburn is Curator of Tulane University�s vast William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 6 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Members Dinner.

Programs 2006-2007

Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. H. J. Bosworth, Jr. is an experienced civil engineer who remained at his self-appointed post during the entire aftermath of Hurricane Katrina protecting his home and Carrollton neighborhood. His professional insights into New Orleans Geology and Topography and Hurricane Katrina will enlighten the membership at this first September meeting to defy cancellation in the last three years. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dr. Robb Mann will speak on the Indians mounds of Louisiana, particularly the Pre-history of Poverty Point. The Society is planning a bus tour to Poverty Point in November. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Chance Harvey will speak on Lyle Saxon. Refreshments will follow.

Friday to Sunday, November 17-19, 2006. Bus tour to northeast Louisiana and Vicksburg.

Sunday, December 17, 2006, 4:00 p.m. at the Cabildo. Annual Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony in the Sala Capitular of the Historic Cabildo, Jackson Square. Reception follows.

Monday, January 8, 2007. Annual Dinner on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Galatoire�s Restaurant.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Judith Bonner will speak on the Impressionist Art of the Woodwards. Refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. TBA

Tuesday, May 8, 2006, 6:00 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Annual Member-Guest Dinner and Auction of Louisiana Ephemera and Collectibles.

Programs 2005-2006

BECAUSE OF HURRICANE KATRINA, THE FALL 2005 PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. THEY WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN FUTURE. THE TRANSFER CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 18, 2005 IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS DINNER WILL BE HELD. THE SPRING 2006 SCHEDULE WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Redemptorist Father Byron Miller will speak on �Father F. X. Seelos Meets General Benjamin �Beast� Butler.� Reception follows.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. The Historic New Orleans Collection�s art curator Judith Bonner will speak on the Art of William and Ellsworth Woodward. Reception follows.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. LSU Professor Craig E. Colton will speak on An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature. Reception follows.

Friday to Sunday, November 18-20, 2005. Bus tour to Louisiana cotton country and Vicksburg.

Sunday, December 18, 2005, 4:00 p.m. at the Cabildo. Annual Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony in the Sala Capitular of the Historic Cabildo, Jackson Square. Reception follows.

Sunday, January 8, 2006, 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Country Club. The Historic New Orleans Collection�s Exhibition Curator Jason Wiese will speak on the British at the Battle of New Orleans.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Chance Harvey will speak on Lyle Saxon. Reception follows.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Alecia Long will speak on New Orleans, Babylon of the South. Reception follows.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Annual Member-Guest Dinner and Auction of Louisiana Ephemera and Collectibles.

Programs 2004-2005

Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Sand Marmillion. One of the proprietors of Laura Plantation will speak on “Br’er Rabbit, Comp�re Lapin, and Other Folk Tales Told in Louisiana” POSTPONED BECAUSE OF HURRICANE

Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. William Foreman will speak on Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Professor John Joyce will speak on his recent research into Louis Armstrong, “The Other Early Armstrong Discography: Satchmo and the Blues Singers”

Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, 2004. The annual bus tour to Opelousas and Grand Coteau.

Sunday, December 19, 2004. 4:00 p.m. The Annual Louisiana Purchase Transfer Ceremony

Saturday, January 8, 2005. The promoter of the El Camino Real historical trail, Robert Hicks, will speak on “Texas and Louisiana at the time of the Battle of New Orleans.”

Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Sand Marmillion. One of the proprietors of Laura Plantation will speak on “Br’er Rabbit, Comp�re Lapin, and Other Folk Tales Told in Louisiana”

Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Historian, Preservationist, and Musician Jack Stewart will speak on his research into “The Origin of Jazz Funerals in Louisiana.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Ronald A. Labbe will speak on the slaughterhouse cases.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Member-Guest Dinner and Auction of Collectibles

Programs 2003-2004

Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Professor Terrence Fitzmorris will speak on “The Irish in New Orleans.” Reception following.

Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at The Collection, 533 Royal Street. The Fourth Creole Family Symposium.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Sister Dorothy Dawes O.P., will speak on “Great Religious Founders of New Orleans,” based on a new book compiled by the Association of Religious Archivists of New Orleans. Reception following.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Richard Campanella looking at what architecture tells us about Creoles and Americans, as he lectures on An Architectural Geography of the French Quarter.

Friday, November 14, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. 5801 St. Charles Avenue. Book Signing for the publication of the Louisiana Historical Society Historic Louisiana, authored by William D. Reeves.

Friday through Sunday, November 19-21. A grand Louisiana Historical Society tour to Nachitoches. Members only. Prepared by Tom and Kit Favrot.

Monday, November 8, 2003 at 7:15 p.m. Newcomb College Dance Building, next to Dixon Hall on the Newcomb campus. Quadrille lessons in preparation for the Louisiana Purchase Ball.

Saturday, December 20, 2003. Gala Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase Ball. In lieu of the annual Transfer Ceremony. The Ball will be held at the U.S. Mint from 8:00 p.m. until. Sponsored jointly by the Bunch Club and the Louisiana Historical Society.

Thursday, January 8, 2003. Annual Dinner commemorating the Battle of New Orleans.

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Kevin Fontenot of Tulane University will speak on “The Glory of Louisiana Music.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Raconteur and Comedian Lawrence Beron on “Louisiana Political Quotes.”

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Members-only dinner, raffle and lecture, no charge and no guests. Followed by “The Burning of Lake St. Joseph” by Tyler Community College of Texas historian Jeffrey Alan Owens.

Programs 2002-2003

Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Architect Creed Brierre, “Twentieth Century Architectural Treasures of New Orleans.”

Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2002. The Historic New Orleans Collection. The Third Creole Family Symposium sponsored by The Louisiana Historical Society. Reservations required.

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Writer Betsy Mullener will discuss her new book on New Orleans during World War II.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Political consultant to the United States Embassy in Paris Thomas Williams will speak on the French Enlightenment writer M. Chasseboeuf de Volney and his impact on Jefferson, Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 15-17, 2002. Tour to Natchez to study the life of the nabobs before and after the Civil War. By reservation. Louisiana Historical Society members only.

Sunday, December 15, 2002, 4:00 p.m. Annual Celebration of the Transfer of Louisiana held in the Sala Capitular of the New Orleans Cabildo.

Wednesday, January 8, 2003. Annual Battle of New Orleans Banquet. The Historic New Orleans Collection recently acquired William C. Cook‘s collection of material relating the War of 1812. He will speak on “Great Britain’s Gulf Coast Strategy During the War of 1812.” Reservation only.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Archivist Wayne Everard, “Digging up Roots in the Mud Records: Courts of New Orleans and other Treasures of the New Orleans Public Library.”

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Collector Danny Sullivan will speak on the life and work of Clementine Hunter.

Tuesday, May 13, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Historian Shane K. Bernard will speak on his new book The Cajuns: Americanization of a People.

Programs 2000-2001

Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. William Detweiler, past National Commander of the American Legion. “New Orleans’s Participation in World War II.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Vice President Maunsel White of the Louisiana Historical Society. “Railroading in New Orleans.”

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Ms Sally Main, Curator of Newcomb Art Gallery. “New Views of Newcomb Pottery.”

Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, 2000. Tour to Plantations upriver and Bayou Lafourche. By reservation.

Sunday, December 17, 2000, 4:00 p.m. Annual Celebration of the Transfer of Louisiana held in the Sala Capitular of the New Orleans Cabildo.

Monday, January 8, 2001. Jack Davis, author and historian, will speak on new findings concerning Jean Laffite. Annual Banquet. Reservation only.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Captain “Doc” Clarke Hawley will lecture on steamboats on the Mississippi River.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Bobby Freyou, Public Lands Records Manager, will speak on the development of the State Land Office.

Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Howard Hunter, teacher at Metaire Park Country Day School, will speak on “The Immigrant Community in New Orleans during the Civil War.”

Programs 1999-2000

Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Carolyn Kolb. “Jefferson Parish: The Third Route”

Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Martha Ann Samuel. “Confessions of a Louisiana Art Collector”

Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, 1999. Second Annual Creole Family Symposium. Jones Hall, Tulane University. Sponsored in association with Special Collections, Tulane University.

Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dr. Gustav Colon. “Dr. Rudolf Matas”

Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 1999. Tour to Franklin, Louisiana. By reservation.

Sunday, December 19, 1999, 4:00 p.m. Annual Celebration of the Transfer of Louisiana held in the Sala Capitular of the New Orleans Cabildo.

Saturday, January 8, 2000. George Schmidt. “Scenes of the Battle of New Orleans and Their Meaning” Annual Banquet at the New Orleans Country Club. Reservation only.

Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Mr. Pedro Perez. A History of the Panama Canal with special reference to Louisiana’s connection.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Adrienne Berney, Ph. D. “The Reform of Midwifery in Early Twentieth Century Rural Louisiana”

Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Jack Stewart, Ph. D. “Jack Laine: Life of a New Orleans Jazzman”

Programs 1998-1999

Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Florence Jumonville, head of Special Collections, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans. “The Early Collectors of Louisiana Books, from A. L. Boimare to Edward A. Parsons and Edward L. Tinker.”

Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Irwin Lachoff and Lester Sullivan, Archivists, Xavier University. “Jewish History in New Orleans and The Guide to Archival Holdings on New Orleans Jews.”

Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 1998. The First Annual Creole Family Symposium.

Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. “Afro-Americans in New Orleans before the Civil War.”

Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. at the Sala Capitular, Cabildo on Jackson Square. Judge Morris Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas, author of Colonial Arkansas, will speak on Arkansas at the time of the transfer.

Friday, January 8, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Country Club. The Annual Banquet of the Louisiana Historical Society in commemoration of the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The speaker will be Mary Lou Christovich, Chairman of the Board of The Historic New Orleans Collection, and author of the series of volumes on New Orleans Architecture.

Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Charles Gray, Executive Director of the Hancock County Historical Society. “A New History of Bay St. Louis” in commemoration of the 300th year of its first settlement.

Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Sally K. Reeves, Archivist, New Orleans Notarial Archives. “Nouveau Jardinier de la Louisane re-emerges as The New Louisiana Gardener.”

Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at 6330 St. Charles Avenue. Jerry E. Strahan will speak on his popular book Managing Ignatius, the story of the Lucky Dog Company.

Past Lectures 1997-1998

Tuesday, September 9, 1997. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. Robbie Cangelosi will speak on “The history of the Architecture of Uptown New Orleans” based on the latest volume of the New Orleans Architecture series. Mr. Cangelosi is principle of Koch & Wilson, Architects. Reception follows.

Tuesday, October 14, 1997. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. William A. Fagaly of the New Orleans Museum of Art will present an illustrated lecture on a “vernacular spectacular,” The Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans and their culture. Reception follows.

Tuesday, November 11, 1997. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. “The History of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans.” Attorney Thomas Tucker will speak on his forthcoming history of Trinity Church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Reception follows.

Sunday, December 21, 1997. 4:00 p.m. The Cabildo, Jackson Square. Professor Theodore Crackel, Ph. D., is Director and Editor of the Papers of the War Department 1784-1800. He will speak on the life of General James Wilkinson.

Thursday, January 8, 1998. Jean Laffite has told us what an important role he played at the Battle of New Orleans. New evidence gives new credibility to his Journal. Come listen to a talk on Jean Laffite’s role in the Battle of New Orleans by Dale Olson, president of the Laffite Society of Galveston.

Tuesday, March 10, 1998. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. Dr. George Castille of Coastal Environments, Inc. will speak on the history of the lumber industry in Louisiana. Reception follows.

Tuesday, April 14, 1998. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. Genevieve Munson Trimble, “Renaissance of a Garden.” The founding, decline and rebirth of the New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens. Reception follows.

Tuesday, May 12, 1998. 7:30 p.m. 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. Professor Vernon Palmer of the Tulane School of Law will discuss the Black Code in a comparative context through the 18th century. Reception follows.

Felton Suthon 3/31/2009