Louisiana Museum Foundation 2019 Founders Ball
The Cabildo
Greater New Orleans
New Orleans
Event Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

A period costume ball opening Chasing the Butterfly Man, the exquisite exhibition in the Cabildo with an aura of mystery...

The Louisiana Museum Foundation, the Louisiana State Museum, and Co-Chairs Jane Scott and Philip Hodges & Sweet and Ben Dupuy present the Founders Ball 2019, at the Cabildo, featuring the opening of the exhibition, Chasing the Butterfly Man, and honoring the legacies of Joy Nalty Hodges and Patsy and Jack Holden.

The Butterfly Man man was an early cabinetmaker surrounded by an aura of mystery. While his legacy of exquisite armoires lives on and his cabinets still grace River Road plantation homes, to this day no one knows his identity.

For the first time ever, these magnificent privately owned pieces and other artifacts will be brought together in Chasing the Butterfly Man. The exhibit will also provide a glimpse into the life and times of post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans as it presents the artisan-contenders, of whom one was most assuredly the mysterious Butterfly Man!

To play on this enchanting backdrop, the Founders Ball 2019 will be a period costumed affair, where guests will step back in time to meet the Butterfly Man contenders, brought to life for an evening of fun, food and free-flowing libations!

Fri, November 22, 2019
​7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please purchase your tickets at TheLMF.org!

Your ticket includes: admittance to the period costume ball (Regency era ball attire or modern black-tie/gown), exquisite haute cuisine, live period- inspired entertainment, open top-shelf bars, the opportunity to view the exhibition before the public, and a fun-filled evening as you try to unravel the mystery of the Butterfly Man.

Sponsorship Packages:

$2,500 Pérrier 

• Four tickets to the Ball and to the 2020 Butterfly Man lectures
• Listing on Ball invitation and program*
• One Exhibitor Circle Membership in the Louisiana Museum Foundation

$1,500 Cadillac (Individuals/couples under 40 can participate at this level for $1,100)

• Two tickets to the Ball and to the 2020 Butterfly Man lectures
• Listing on Ball invitation and program*
• One Associate Circle Membership in the Louisiana Museum Foundation

To find out more about sponsorships please call 504.558-0493 or email [email protected].