We hold several fundraising events throughout the year!
Our most celebrated and attended events are our annual fundraising gala’s. Usually held at the end of the year, typically costume oriented and as always a roaring good time for all!
The Pontalba Exhibit at the Cabildo closes on October 13,2019,and we are excited to provide a few interactive performances honoring the Exhibit and the Baroness de Pontalba!
The Baroness Undressed-Limited engagement - only 3 Thursday night performances starting on August 1, September 5 and concluding on *October 3.
Featuring performing artist Diana E.H. Shortes, as she brings to life her original solo work "The Baroness Undressed." Offering a unique portrayal of the unbelievable true story of New Orleans own Micaela Almonester, better known as the infamous Iron Bird of Paradise:The Baroness de Pontalba.
The one-woman show will immerse the audience in a musical soundscape, melding recorded sound with live accompaniment while The Baroness, fashioned in her 19th century boudoir, dresses - then undresses - revealing her encounters with subjugation, tragedy, triumph and eventual self-realization.
Letters Read--Letters Read-A Narrative of Baroness de Pontalba
September 25th 6:30-7:30pm- Doors open 5:30pm
Free and open to the public-Must RSVP Via Eventbrite
One night only! Featuring Chris Kamenstein and Grace Kennedy who will engage in intimate conversations as Grace reads and Chris interprets the significance of the historical letters. Open Cash Bar
Country Road Supper Club- More info to come!!!
Annual Dinner Meeting of the Membership at Antoine’s
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Location: 713 Saint Louis Street ~ Japanese Room on the 2nd floor
Cocktails 6:00 PM, followed by Dinner 7:00 PM, Meeting 8:00 PM
Lecture Series & Intimate Enemies Dinner at Tableau
Founders Ball Lecture Series. The Louisiana Museum Foundation and the Louisiana State Museum present three programs to accompany the: Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square exhibition.
Three lectures will be offered and introduced by, Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D., the Pontalba exhibition curator. Thursday, January 17, 2019. The first lecture in the series, The Making of The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square Exhibition and Jackson Square in Its Urban Context. Thursday, February 7, 2019,Lecture (2) Afterimage-The second program will present two contemporary artists, Melissa Bonin & Andrea Mistretta and on Thursday, March 21, 2019 The Baroness de Pontalba’s Legacy in Paris: Guest-Candice Nancel, Cultural Heritage Manager, Embassy of the United States of America, Paris.
Intimate Dinner with Intimate Enemies-Thursday,March 21.7:30 -10:00 Join the us as we dine at Tableau with our host Joseph Xavier Celestin Delfau, Baron de Pontalba, after the Cabildo Pontalba lecture for a 3 course wine dinner** at Tableau, with special guests Candice Nancel, Cultural Asset Manager at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, and Micaela de Almonester Rojas de la Ronde, Baroness de Pontalba. While dining enjoy an immersive theater experience as the Baron de Pontalba (actor Mikko Macchione) discovers that his daughter-in-law, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba (actress Diana Shortes) is on the guest list.
Saturday, December 1, 2018, we launched our inaugural Founders Ball hosted at the Cabildo celebrating Louisiana State Museum’s final tricentennial exhibition honoring New Orleans very own historical figures Don Andrés Almonester and his daughter, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba.
A few of our past themes-that went down in his/herstory as smashing good times….
Mojitos at the Mint: A Latin Jazz Extravaganza
The Big Easy Speakeasy: An Arresting Experience with Jails, Jazz, and Bonnie and Clyde
The Battle of New Orleans Victory Ball-Cabildo
Silver and Centennial Celebration- Jackson Square
Jump, Jive, an Jazzin' ft. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - New Orleans Jazz Museum @ the Old U.S. Mint
Louisiana Museum Foundation’s first tricentennial event opening of Recovered Memories- Cabildo.