Los Isleño Fiesta

March 2020

WELCOME

Welcome to the website of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana, a cultural, historical, and genealogical society dedicated to promoting the history and heritage of our ancestry of the Canary Islands, with emphasis on those who lived at the settlement of Galveztown and Valenzuela in south Louisiana.  Over twenty years ago, our society was formed to preserve and promote the culture of our Isleño ancestors who came to Louisiana in the late 18th century in search of a better life.  We also promote cultural exchanges between Louisiana and the Canaries.

NEWS

!JOIN OUR MEETINGS VIRTUALLY THROUGH ZOOM!

 

2020 has presented us with a challenge to keep our meetings going through this difficult time.  Be sure to add yourself to our email list and you'll receive the link to join our meetings using Zoom.

To visit our previously recorded Zoom meetings, click here for our YouTube page

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"Remembering Past Los Isleños Fiestas"

Mar 6, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Since Los Isleños Fiesta this year has been postponed due to Covid, we will present pictures and video of past fiestas and talk about the fiesta. Society board member Johnette Downing will be showing how our society participates at the fiesta. Feel free to join us in our virtual celebration!

The meeting is open to the public.

Hosted by: CIHSL

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9334470477

Meeting ID: 933 447 0477

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"New Isleño Collection at the State Library of Louisiana"

Apr 3, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Calling all Isleño families of Valenzuela and Galveztown!  Have copies of your family's history?  Maybe copies of your ancestor's photos?  How about copies of documents, books, or genealogy trees?  The State Library of Louisiana wants to archive our history in a special collection! 

Charlene Bonnette, Manager of the Louisiana Department of the State Library of Louisiana, will join us and give a presentation on the Louisiana Department, its functions within the library, various donations received, and best practices for donations. She will also bring a special thank you from the State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton regarding the honor of the State Library serving as the permanent home for the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana records.

The meeting is open to the public.

Hosted by: CIHSL

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9334470477

Meeting ID: 933 447 0477