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Adult History Class: A History of Carnival

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Category: Community Events

Start: Jan 23, 2023 6:00 PM

End: Jan 23, 2023 8:00 PM

via Zoom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        


Jason Strada

Executive Director





Adult History Class: A History of Carnival

Presented by Friends of the Cabildo


            Friends of the Cabildo will be returning its successful Adult History Class: A History of Carnival in 2023 with a 4-week seminar beginning January 23rd. Speakers will include historian Dr. Karen Leathem of the Louisiana State Museum, LSM Baton Rouge Curator Anne Mahoney 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, highlight the new 150th anniversary Rex exhibit at the Presbytere and the role of gay carnival. Finally, we will wrap up with a look at “folk” carnival with a moderated discussion with active participants.


January 23rd - 31st (6 – 8 pm via Zoom)

Tuition: $40 Members | $50 General Admission              


Lecture Schedule:

January 23 | A Historical Overview of Carnival

January 24 | African American Carnival

January 30 | Washington Mardi Gras| Gay Carnival | Rex at 150

January 31 | Satire of Carnival |The People’s Carnival | The Future of Carnival


All classes are recorded, and videos are sent to class members after each class.




Jason Strada

Executive Director


Friends of the Cabildo

701 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70116 (Mailing)


400 North Peters Street, Suite 210 (Physical)

New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 523-3939 (O)

(504) 524-9130 (F)



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