Temporary Museum Complex Closure

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the Los Isleños Museum Complex is temporarily closed. We apologize for the inconvenience but want to help stop the spread of this pandemic. We hope everyone is staying safe and we send our best wishes to all.

Preserving the Past for Future Generations

 

For All of Us

The Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society and the Museo Isleños are dedicated to preserving the Spanish language, legends, crafts, customs, folklore, rituals, music and history of our Spanish Isleños heritage. 

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The Museo Isleño

Visits to el Museo de los Isleños (the Isleño Museum) are welcome throughout the week. Guided Tours of the Museum Complex and Historic Village are available upon arrival or by appointment. This tour will last about two hours as you go through nine separate buildings as well as a nature trail.

Los Isleño Fiesta

Los Isleño Fiesta is the pinnacle event of the year for the Society and Museum. Featuring live music, dancing, and food, this is one event you will not want to miss!

The Isleño Village

The Isleño Village features multiple homes and buildings donated by a handful of Isleño families from St. Bernard Parish to showcase the unique styles and historical depictions of life for the settlers in Louisiana.

Cultural Preservation

Organized to preserve, interpret and promote the language, heritage and cultural traditions of colonists from the Canary Islands who settled in Louisiana between 1778 and 1783 as well as founded St. Bernard Parish in 1780.

Celebrating the Past

Since its incorporation in 1976, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society has evolved into an impressive and successful organization as a reflection of the community it represents. Today the Society provides for the development of Los Isleños Museum and Historic Village. This Museum Complex is composed nine separate buildings with supporting infrastructure. Guided tours are offered to create an immersive experience into the culture and history of the Isleño community. Annually, la Fiesta de los Isleños is held on the property as a means to promote Louisiana’s Spanish heritage. Likewise, the Society supports the local public schools through Museum Days as well as a Canary Islander Descendants Scholarship.

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News & Announcements

COVID-19 Notice of Museum Closure

Parish President Guy McInnis today ordered Parish Departments to take additional steps that can help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by going to essential personnel only and limiting public access to certain facilities. “As you all know there are efforts...

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February 22, 2020 Update

February 22, 2020 News Update Edited by William de Marigny Hyland PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I thank everyone who is working so hard to support Los Islenos Fiesta 2020.  I also thank our generous donors.  The festival promises to be a great success with God’s good help! BEN...

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 1, 2020 Newsletter Edited by William de Marigny Hyland PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Thank you all for your interest.  Los Isleños Society will celebrate its 45th annual fiesta in 2020. The result of a successful public-private partnership, Los Isleños Museum Complex...

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January 2020 Newsletter

January 2, 2020 Newsletter PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I hope all the membership had a wonderful Christmas – New Year’s Holiday. We will remain in communication with all of you as we plan to move forward on many fronts in 2020. This is your society and we cannot succeed in...

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Private Parties

Rent our Hall for Your Next Event

Our event hall is available for rent for your next party or function! Our hall can seat up to 120 people, making it the perfect location for showers, birthdays, teas, luncheons, and family get-togethers. Click below to learn more and see photos of past events.

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Upcoming Events

11

Feb

Membership Meeting

Los Isleños Center, 7:00pm, program to be announced

TBD

Feb

2020 Fiesta Committee Meeting

Date and Time to be announced

25

Feb

Mardi Gras 2020 – Museum Closed

7-8

Mar

2020 Fiesta

Join us for the 45th Annual Los Isleños Fiesta at the Los Isleños Complex!   More Details

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