CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Meetings are held on the FIRST Saturday of the month at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Bluebonnet Branch in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (unless otherwise noted) (see map below).
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015 - 11:00
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 - 11:00
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH
9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA
More information coming soon....
A MAP TO THE LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING IS SHOWN BELOW
Past Meetings and Events
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SUNDAY,
MARCH 8, 2015
40th Annual Los Islenos Fiesta - 1345-1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA
The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana combined their March 2015 meeting with the Los Isleños Festival in St. Bernard Parish March 7 and 8. Pictured above are Stephen Estopinal dressed as a 1778 Spanish soldier, Maria Candelaria Rodriguez y Lorenzo from the island of Tenerife wearing that island’s traditional dress and Marie Estopinal, dressed as a citizen of the island of La Gomera.
Click here to see photos and videos from the Fiesta!
Persons interested in Spanish Colonial Louisiana history or tracing their Canary Islander ancestry are invited to visit the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana web site at www.canaryislanders.org or contact the President of the Society by email at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 -
LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING, ESSEN LANE, BATON ROUGE, LA
Irish Emigrations to Spain
Author and amateur historian Stephen Estopinal addressed the meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana. The subject of his talk was the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the subsequent Jacobite risings (1688-1745) which resulted in the mass migration of Irish Catholics to France and Spain.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
We did not have a meeting in January. Below is a photo taken at our Christmas gathering in December 2014.
Canary Islanders Heritage Society Officers
The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana elected and installed officers for the staggered terms of 2015/16. From left to right are: Board Member Clifford Normand, President Joan Alemán, Secretary Stella Tanoos, Board Member Denise Lindsly and 2014/15 Vice President Layne Lindsly.
Click on a year below to see society events from that year.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH - 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
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