The museum offers a wide range of live programs and classes, as well as virtual tours and activities for visitors of all ages. Find more information about upcoming programs and online resources below.
Virtual Exhibition Tours
In these virtual tours, museum curators and local artists will take you behind the scenes of current and past exhibitions at the Louisiana State Museum! You’ll learn more about the artifacts on display and hear from experts Louisiana history and culture. You can find more virtual field trips designed specifically for students on the Students and Teachers page.
Le Ker Creole: Runaway Slaves, Music and Memory in Louisiana
Beading with the Big Chief
Drumsville!: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat
Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans
Programs & Events
The Museum offers regular public programs that highlight the history, art, and culture of Louisiana, including lectures, performances, tours, and artmaking. For safety reasons, these programs are currently offered in virtual formats. Find more information about upcoming programs on the museum’s Event Calendar. For information about programs offered through Friends of the Cabildo, visit FriendsoftheCabildo.org and to view past programs check out the links below.
Virtual Evening with Sarah M. Broom, Author of The Yellow House, September 24, 2020
Second Thursday Lecture: Words Whispered in Water with Sandy Rosenthal, September 10, 2020
Second Thursday Lecture: Walking Raddy with Kim Vaz-Deville August 13, 2020
Creole Genealogies: Critical Histories and Art Practices, August 20, 2020
Second Thursday Lecture: Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians, November 12, 2020
Second Thursday Lecture: Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans, October 8, 2020
The museum offers multi-session courses in art making, such as beading, drumming, and printmaking, for adults. Through Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums grant, funded by Aroha Philanthropies, we offer 8+ week long, free courses for adults over the age of 55. Find out more about upcoming classes on the Events Calendar. For more information on classes offered through Friends of the Cabildo, please visit Friendsofthecabildo.org.