The Society's Mission
The Algiers Historical Society was formed in October 1999 by Kevin HERRIDGE, Judi ROBERTSON and a handful of like-minded people to promote the history of Algiers - and occasionally McDonoghville, Freetown and Gretna. The Society is also dedicated to informing Algiers’ natives and newcomers through "The Algerine," our 24-page quarterly newsletter as well as monthly speakers on the history of Algiers, its people and places.
General Meetings - NEW LOCATION!
The Algiers Historical Society will meet at 10am to 12 noon at the 1st floor meeting room of the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., New Orleans (Algiers), LA 70131 Library Ph: 504-596-2641
Please note that this is a new location for the monthly meetings, held the third Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. We have some exciting presentations coming up so please share with members, family, friends & neighbors. Free coffee and snacks kindly supplied by Jill Marshall of the Tout de Suite Coffee Shop at the corner of Verret & Alix Sts.:
Family & Home Histories Wanted
If you are a member of AHS and would care to share your family and/or home history on this site, please contact the webmaster and we will be happy to add it!
Join the Society
If you are interested in your local lineage, history of your home and/or local truth and lore, then please consider joining the Algiers Historical Society. In doing so, you will begin to amass the tools you will need to research your family home and ancestors. By joining, you will receive word of monthly* meetings along with the quarterly newsletter, "The Algerine".
Speakers & Volunteers Needed
The Society is always seeking speakers, preferably on Algiers or New Orleans related topics. If you can speak for 20-30 minutes on your life, family, church, music or Algiers experiences, we want you! The Society is also looking for volunteers. Duties will include typing Word documents, collecting information from headstones in churchyards, transcribing interviews, photography, etc. Please contact us if you can help in either area.
Saturday, November 16th
TOPIC: Erin GREENWALD, of the HNOC, will be talking about her latest book:
A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies A memoir by Marc-Antoine CAILLOT edited by Erin M. GREENWALD
For those that do not know, Mr. CAILLOT made a trip from France to Louisiana in 1729 and this book is his journal of his experiences. Excellent read and well produced, as usual, by the HNOC. She will have copies for sale at $40, an ideal Christmas present!!!
Saturday, January 18
TOPIC: Erin GREENWALD, historian and curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection, will be giving a presentation on "The Slaves of the Company of the Indies."