The general membership meeting of Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society will take place Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center, 1357 A Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village.  Sean Kenneth Guate, the recipient of the 2014 Collegiate Los Islenos Scholarship, will read the essay that earned him the scholarship.  Mr. Guate will attend Louisiana State University in the fall and was graduated from Chalmette High School in May 2014.  He is the son of John Guate and Terri Ann Estopinal. 

A pot - luck dinner will follow the presentation of the essay by Mr. Guate.   Catherine Ybarzabal Serpas, Melanie Ybarzabal Koons and Kathy Serpas Ziegler will serve as co-chairpersons of the dinner.  Please plan to attend this program and demonstrate your support of our Isleno youth.

JUNE 2014 ACTIVITY       

A film production company leased the parking lot of Los Islenos Center during a significant part of June 2014.  This necessitated the rescheduling of the June general membership meeting.  The funds resulting from the film industry activity were quite good and will be used, as always, to support the development of the facility.  The Houma Native American Youth Summer Camp was very successful.  More than 150 people participated in the program, which extended from June 17th to June 21st.


Thank you, the membership, for your support of Los Islenos Society.  We will be inviting you to participate in volunteer opportunities in the near future.  Enjoy the July 4th Holiday!!




March 2014:

ISLEÑOS FIESTA - Los Isleños Museum Complex - Saturday, March 8th – Sunday, March 9th, 2014.
Former Festival videos:
Mar. 17 & 18, 2012 36th ANNUAL ISLEÑOS FIESTA / Los Islenos 2012 Fiesta YouTube  Video 1  /  Video 2  Video 3 - Highlights.




January 6, 2013 - April 28, 2013, 11 AM - 4 PM (and by Appointment):

Ducks to Decoys & Decimas -
Special Museum Exhibition: Louis Alfred Ducros Museum and Research Library. January, 2013 there was a $5.00 Admission fee per person for guided tours of the Museum Complex. There was an additional admission fee of $5.00 to view the DUCKS, DECOYS AND DECIMAS EXHIBIT.  Children under 12 were admitted free to both exhibits.

Carl Gaines takes the Ducks, Decoys & Decimas Tour (March 16, 2013) - "Ducks, Decoys & Decimas" Tour presented by Bill Hyland, Parish Historian of St. Bernard, Louisiana to Canary Island visitors at the Los Isleños Fiesta 2013! (8m6s)


BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS ANNIVERSARY - Chalmette National Battlefield - January 5th – 6th, 2013 or January 12th – 13th, 2013 -
Date to be determined by National Park Service


ISLEÑOS FIESTA - Los Isleños Museum Complex - Saturday, March 16th – Sunday, March 17th, 2013.
Mar. 17 & 18, 2012 36th ANNUAL ISLEÑOS FIESTA / Los Islenos 2012 Fiesta YouTube  Video 1  /  Video 2  Video 3 - Highlights.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop opened during fiesta and took in $3200. Please remember to stop by and shop. We have ordered some books of interest to our history and our culture and will be adding things as we go along. We need something we will volunteer to take an inventory on what we have on hand.

April: ISLEÑOS  ON THE BAYOU - Pitot House, New Orleans - April 13th – 14th, 2013 or April 20—21, 2013


Canary Islands/Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26, 2013, we will once again celebrate Memorial Day and Canary Island Day by attending 9:00 AM Mass at St. Bernard Church followed by a ceremony in St. Bernard Cemetery.  After the ceremony in the Cemetery, we will honor the Vietnam veterans of St. Bernard by hosting a luncheon for them and their families at the Isleños Center at 11:30 AM. We will eat at noon. Please invite a veteran. It is our time to remember all who gave their lives that we can be free to thank those who fought and survived.


Feast Of St. Bernard - St. Bernard Church and Cemetery August 8 - 9 AM Mass.


Fiesta Compestre

 October date to determined at Los Isleños Complex - Location 1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA;  Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251 – 6322


Museum Days

 November 7 & 8 2013 9am till 3pm - Time: Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251 – 6322 - 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village.     


CRY YOU is an outdoor performance that moves to several locations in the Parish. This performance investigates land lost in Southeast Louisiana and how land loss relates to cultural loss in the areas most affected by land erosion. Their goal is to get people out on the land, to witness the rapidly-changing landscape and to hear stories from people most affected by this change. The performances will take place on four weekends (October 18 through November 10, 2013.) This is something to look forward to and something the Isleños Community will find interesting. Choose a weekend and save the date.


Islenos  Christmas Extravaganza 

Los Islenos Museum Complex - December 8, 5pm - Location 1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA;  Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251 – 6322