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My family and I went to see their Chritmas village display and bonfire. We got to tour the houses and hear how Christmas was celebrated back then. Tour was nice, everyone was very knowledgable and friendly.
My husband and I made a day trip to St. Bernard Parish about a week ago. One of our stops was the Los Islenos Museum.
We had the place to ourselves and got a personal tour from the historian of St. Bernard, Mr. Hyland. It...More
Did you know that the Spanish from the Canary Islands settled here in the 1700s ( the Islenos) and helped with the French Creoles to fight the British in the American Revolution?
It is an interesting history and this museum and staff do a great...More
Los Islenos Museum is a complex of several buildings saved once, twice, thrice! Very interesting guided tour by the historian of St. Bernard Parish. Bill took us through several buildings telling the history of the Canary Islanders and others who settled in St. Bernard in...More
I was looking forward to this place in our visit to Louisiana,True we enjoyed the downtown New Orleans,and the plantations. However, there is something special about this place. It is generations of descendants preserving the traditions of their ancestors from the Canary Islands of Spain...More
Los Islenos Museum is Excellent and the Volunteers are very friendly. The Grounds are very well kept. The Museum is staffed by the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society. In March they have their annual Fiesta, Spanish Foods and Music. A perfect time for a...More
We actually discovered the museum by accident, and we consider ourselves quite lucky for finding it. Mr. Lloyd "Wimpy" Serigne our tour guide was wonderful! He and his wife were so friendly and very informative. Mr. Serigne told us stories about the first settlers of...More
My local Red Hat group had a delightful day. Our docent guide was steeped in the Islenos culture and the parish which opened our eyes to their place in American as well as local history. The exhibits were descriptive and would be valuable even as...More
One of the most unique festivals in New Orleans is the Islenos Festival in St. Bernard Parish in the spring. The food is delicious, as is the wine. The traditional dancing and costumes of the Canary Islands are not to be missed either. A hidden...More