Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Spanish Heritage Day at the Old U.S. Mint

September 21st, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Old U.S. Mint, 3rd Floor

To commemorate Spanish Heritage Day, Friends of the Cabildo, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society and the Louisiana State Museum are hosting an afternoon of lectures on the influence of Spain and its colonies on New Orleans and Louisiana.

September 21, 1779 marks the American Revolution Battle of Baton Rouge, when Louisiana Governor and General Bernando de Galvez and his Regimento de Luisiana took Baton Rouge from the British. Spain’s victory in this battle, and subsequent victories in Mobile and Pensacola, eliminated the British presence in the Mississippi Valley and the Gulf of Mexico.

The presentations will focus on the Louisiana State Museum’s wide inventory of Colonial documents and items related to the Spanish period. On display from the LSM’s collection will be a replica of Galvez’s military uniform donated by the Spanish government and and a replica of the flag of the Regimento de Luisiana donated by representatives of the Canary Islands.

Free and Open to the Public.

Schedule of Events

1:00 – 2:00 PM LSM Spanish Artifacts Lecture
William Hyland, Historian St. Bernard Parish
Greg Lambousy, Director of Exhibits, Louisiana State Museum

2:00 – 3:00 PM Influences of Spain on Louisiana from Andalusia to the Canary Islands
Dr. Eileen J. Doll, Chair of Languages and Culture, Loyola-New Orleans

3:00 PM Reception
Sponsored by Los Isleños Heritage and Culture Society

For more information contact the Friends of the Cabildo (504.523.3939)

Spain + People
Valerie McGinley
SCLAS Director of Planning and Management