Los Isleño Fiesta

March 2020


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.




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.

"Recovered Memories - Spain and Louisiana in Support of the American Revolution"

January 9, 2021 at 11 AM – 2 PM


The basis for the presentation is the 2018 exhibit at The Cabildo covering all aspects of Spain and Spanish Louisiana at the time of American Independence. Although not one of the original 13 colonies, Spanish Louisiana was at the center of a major and unforgotten theater in the American Revolution. The Spanish point of view will be discussed utilizing many of the images of items used in the Cabildo exhibit.

Robert Freeland is Vice President of the Friends of the Cabildo, the volunteer organization of the Louisiana State Museum and Governor of the newly formed La Luisiana Chapter of The Granaderos y Damas de Galvez. He holds a BA from Tulane with a double major in Economics and Latin American Studies.

The meeting is open to the public

Hosted by: CIHSL

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

Meeting ID: 933 447 0477

We work closely with the organizations below.  Be sure to visit their websites.


Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana

P.O. Box 84635

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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