Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance with Pierre de Pontalba

Date: 01 Aug 2023, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Join us for an evening of archives and cross-atlantic connecting with Pierre de Pontalba. We invite you to join us for a captivating talk that delves into the rich history and archives of the Pontalba family, spanning nearly three centuries. Discover the intriguing stories and connections to Louisiana and New Orleans that these archives hold.

About the Talk: Join us for an informal presentation by Pierre de Pontalba, an amateur family archivist hailing from Mont-l'Evêque, France. Through a virtual presentation from his chateau in France, Pierre will take you on a journey through the extensive archives carefully preserved by the Pontalba family.

The presentation will be hosted on-site by Alliance Française member Kelly Calhoun, Historic Preservation Consultant, and Howard Margot, Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

These archives offer a unique glimpse into the historical tapestry of Louisiana and New Orleans, showcasing the family's significant role in shaping the region's culture and heritage.

What to Expect: During this talk, Pierre de Pontalba will share fascinating insights, anecdotes, and contextualizations of the family archives. From personal letters and documents to photographs and artifacts, you'll witness the remarkable legacy of the Pontalba family come to life. Immerse yourself in the stories of triumphs, challenges, and enduring connections that span across time and continents.

Who Should Attend: This event is open to anyone with an interest in Louisiana's history, New Orleans' cultural heritage, and the Pontalba family's contributions. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a genealogy buff, or simply curious about the stories behind the archives, this talk is sure to captivate and enlighten.

Registration: This event is free and open to the public, but we appreciate RSVPs here, below this webpage.

Join Us: Be part of this unique opportunity to explore the Pontalba family archives and gain a deeper understanding of Louisiana's rich cultural heritage. Join Pierre de Pontalba and our community of friends as we come together to celebrate and share these treasured archives.We look forward to welcoming you to this captivating talk by Pierre de Pontalba, the Amateur Family Archivist. Come and be inspired by the extraordinary stories that lie within these historical treasures.

For any inquiries or further information, please contact us at This event is organized by the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Pierre de Pontalba for sharing his passion for the family archives and allowing us to delve into this remarkable journey of history and heritage.

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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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