Cabildo will show its hidden treasures

Reservations are open for the Friends of the Cabildo’s “Hidden Treasures of the Louisiana State Museum: Decorative Arts Edition” tour, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8, at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., French Quarter, New Orleans.

Tours are scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days. Cost is $20 per person or $15 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana State Museum Foundation members.

Reservations are required, and space is extremely limited.

On this tour, the museum’s collection of awards, medals and tokens of appreciation from important events in Louisiana history are examined for an exclusive behind-the-scenes viewing. Katie Burlison, curator of the Decorative Arts for the Louisiana State Museum, will guide guests through collections of Napoleonic awards given to war heroes and politicians, souvenirs from the 1984 World’s Fair, 20th century sports trophies and more behind the hidden wings of the Old U.S. Mint.

For reservations, call (504) 523-3939.

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