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Jason Strada

Chief Administrative Officer



Adult History to Focus on Neighborhoods of New Orleans

Presented by Friends of the Cabildo


 Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum have joined its strong educational backgrounds to create the first Friends of the Cabildo Adult History Class beginning May 28th. Focused on the diverse and unique Neighborhoods of New Orleans, the five-week class will dissect the often debated and completely New Orleans distinct areas of the City. Beginning with the French Quarter and Faubourg St. Mary, each session will look at some of the different neighborhoods from the Garden District to Faubourg St. John to suburbanization of the 1950s.

 Facilitators of the class include Historia President Dr. Charles Chamberlain, Louisiana State Museum historians Joyce Miller and Dr. Karen Leatham and Historic New Orleans Collection curator John Magill. Classes begin each consecutive Wednesday night at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Avenue) at 5:30 p.m., with lectures from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Students will not given a test at the end or have homework related to the class. The cost for the class is $200.00.

Class Schedule

May 28th - John Magill (French Quarter, Faubourg St. Mary)

June 4th - John Magill (Treme, Bywater, Faubourg St. John, Marigny)

June 11th- Joyce Miller (Garden District, Uptown, Carollton)

June 18th - Karen Leatham (Broadmore, Midcity, Gentilly)

June 25th  - Charles Chamberlain (Post War: Lakefront, Metairie, West Bank, Chalmette, Northshore)

The cost for the class is $200 and is a donation to Friends of the Cabildo.

 To join the class or for more information, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at 504-523-3939 or go online at


Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.