Los Islenos Museum Complex

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Los Islenos Museum Complex
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Incorporated in 1976, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society of St. Bernard provides for the development of El Museo de los Isleños (Los Isleños Museum) and Historic Village. This Museum Complex is composed nine separate buildings with supporting infrastructure where guided tours are offered. Annually, la Fiesta de los Isleños (Los Isleños Fiesta) is held on the property as well.
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Oscar J. rodriguez
Miami, FL41 contributions
Family
While going to the festival, I encountered people that are part of the Facility that will try to find what ever records of the your ancestors of Canary Island.
This is a wonderful thing since I tried to get this myself for the Island and found that they are reluctant to share are of the official departments
Written January 30, 2019
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aaires
Springfield, VA20 contributions
Solo
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 job in telling the story of the Islenos.
Written June 11, 2017
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LA-Traveler70043
New Orleans, LA311 contributions
Family
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 visit. Islenos are the original settlers of St. Bernard Parish from the Canary Islands.
Written June 9, 2015
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Todd B
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Arrived on afternoon of December 11. Posted hours indicated it should have been open. No one there. Called number posted on door. Also called published number. No answer at either.
Written December 29, 2019
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RaeM18
Saint Bernard, LA24 contributions
Family
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.
Written July 9, 2018
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GGsMommie
New Orleans, LA55 contributions
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 was excellent!
Plus, found out we are related by marriage!
Written February 12, 2018
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Brenda W
New Orleans, LA41 contributions
Friends
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 the most interesting way. He answered all our questions with an incredible storehouse of knowledge about everything from the culture to architecture to ecological conditions. I can't wait to visit again when the weather cools down a bit!
We were fortunate enough to be there when there was also a collectors' car group there, so we were able to see some beautiful automobiles. We also got to sample delicious dishes that the Islenos might have prepared, but that was truly lagniappe. They don't do that all the time.
If you can, visit this museum complex. Besides all the history, the grounds are beautiful and the land beyond explanation. Take your children -- just in case we lose that precious land in the future.
Written September 10, 2016
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Pamela B
Saint Bernard, LA6 contributions
Love this..if you go...go during the festival..it has so much history and information for everyone. The people are wonderful and enjoy sharing their traditions and customs
Written October 2, 2015
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bbwilletslp
New Orleans, LA32 contributions
Friends
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 a self-guided tour. We had a great view of life at this end of the world and their contributions small and large to our area's culture.

The fiesta in March is fabulous but a visit to the museums is well worth the drive down in the parish.
Written May 9, 2013
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Elaine M
Venice, FL150 contributions
I have never seen this place open. I have never seen anyone there either
Written January 8, 2012
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