History of Carnival Class
The Presbytere
Greater New Orleans
New Orleans
Event Date:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Friends of the Cabildo will be returning its successful "Adult History Class: A History of Carnival"l in 2022 with a 4-week seminar beginning February 1st. Speakers will include historian Dr. Karen Leathem of the Louisiana State Museum, Dr. Kimberly Vaz of Xavier University and LSM Carnival Historian Wayne Phillips, among others. The class will define the origins of Carnival, explore local African American traditions, break down of the history of Carnival satire and the role of gay carnival. Finally, we will wrap up with a look at “folk” carnival with a moderated discussion with active participants. All classes are recorded, and videos are sent to class members after each class. 

Tuition: $60 Members | $75 General Admission | Classes start at 6:00 p.m.

Visit www.friendsofthecabildo.org to reserve your space today!

Online Lecture Schedule

February 1 | A Historical Overview of Carnival

February 8 | African American Carnival

February 15 | Satire of Carnival/Gay Carnival

February 22 | The People’s Carnival/The Future of Carnival (Panel Discussion)