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!
SAVE THE DATE- 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.