History was made 200 years ago at the Battle of New Orleans when, under Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, a diverse group of French Creoles, Kentucky and Tennessee riflemen, Baratarians and free men of color defeated the mighty British army.

Throughout the coming week, New Orleans remembers and pays tribute to those who fought Jan. 8, 1815, to the civilians who supported them and to the events leading up to that day.

Whether your interest steers you toward historical re-enactments, deep research, music, art or food, the bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans has something for everyone, and it starts just days from now.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

General Pakenham’s Final Supper: Gen. Edward Pakenham, commander of the British Expeditionary Forces, presides over a traditional British senior officer mess. Diners will toast King George and enjoy period entertainment, as well as a five-course dinner. The Louisiana Living History Foundation’s inaugural re-enactment will be held at the Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., from 6:30 p.m. $149. For information, call (504) 571-4672 or visit www.battleofneworleans2015.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Call to Arms at Jackson Square: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will re-enact the day when Andrew Jackson and his aide, Edward Livingston, reviewed the troops and issued a call to arms. The original speech, from Dec. 18, 1814, will be given in both English and French. Jackson Square at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 589-3882 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial.htm.

Bicentennial at Docville Farm: Lectures on St. Bernard Parish history, historic dance workshops, period dance demonstrations, and apparel in New Orleans. Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Hwy., Violet, from 2 p.m. For information, visit http://neworleans1815.cottonbaler.com/Calendar.html.

Thursday, Jan. 8

The Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

Battlefield open all day: Chalmette Battlefield will be open to the public, paying tribute to those involved in the battle and its aftermath with a commemoration ceremony at 9 a.m. Self-guided tours, and ceremonies by military units and living history groups will take place throughout the day from 11 a.m. Closing out the day will be the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission ceremony and retiring of colors at 4 p.m. Free parking with shuttle service will be available at the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex/Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in the 8200 block of West Judge Perez Drive. (No parking at the battlefield.) From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 589-3882 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial.htm.

Bicentennial Mass: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor will celebrate a Bicentennial Mass of Thanksgiving for the victory of New Orleans, holding true to a promise the nuns made in 1815, that if Andrew Jackson was victorious and the city of New Orleans was spared, the archbishop would celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving each year on Jan. 8. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor is at 2701 State St. Mass starts at 4 p.m. followed by reception at The Shrine, 2635 State St. Free and open to the public. For information, visit www.shrineofourladyofpromptsuccor.com.

Paddlewheel Cruise: on the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler gives another perspective of the Battle of New Orleans with a cruise that takes people from New Orleans Canal Street Dock at the Riverwalk to the Chalmette Battlefield, with a detailed narration of landmarks, history and vessel information. Cruise daily from Thursday, Jan. 8, to Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $27 for adult and $13 for children 6 to 12 years old. For information, call (504) 529-4567 or visit www.creolequeen.com.

Daughters of 1812 wreath-laying: The United States Daughters of 1812, Chalmette Chapter, will lay wreaths at their annual remembrance at noon at Jackson Square. Free and open to the public. For information, visit www.battleofneworleans2015.com/index.php.

Napoleon House soiree: The 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association and attendees will flock to the Napoleon House in period dress, partying like they did in 1815 with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. This event is sold out, but a waiting list is available. Napoleon House, 500 Chartres St. For information, visit www.cottonbaler.com.

Dinner and dance: The Battle of New Orleans Commemorative Dinner and Dance will include a traditional four-course Creole dinner, plus English country dancing for entertainment. At Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway in Violet, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. For information, call (504) 301-2600 or visit http://neworleans1815.cottonbaler.com/docvilledinner.pdf.

Concert and fireworks finale: The U.S. Marine Corps will perform at Jackson Square at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks over the Mississippi River at 8 p.m., closing out the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commemoration.

Friday, Jan. 9

Battlefield open: Chalmette Battlefield will be open to the public to explore the historic events of 1815 through self-guided tours, cannon and musket firings, military drills and “Battle of New Orleans University” programs. Meet the troops of 1815 and the civilians who supported their efforts, with re-enactors demonstrating skills needed to survive during this period. Free parking with shuttle service will be available at the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex/Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in the 8200 block of West Judge Perez Drive. (No parking at the battlefield.) Battlefield open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 589-3882 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial.htm.

First battle: The Night Battle of 23rd of December 1814. The Louisiana Living History Foundation will be re-enacting the first of five land battles of the New Orleans campaign at 7 p.m. Starting at 9 a.m., spectators can immerse themselves in a full day of activities while waiting for the re-enactment, with craft and historic dance workshops, tea and card games, and salons. This battlefield is at 8207 Patricia St., Chalmette. Events of the first battle are free. Gates open at 9 a.m. For information, visit www.lalivinghistory.org.

Historical Symposium: The third annual Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium delves deeper into the cultural, geographical and historical perspectives on the battle through lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits. Held at Nunez Community College Auditorium, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (504) 512-5120 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/upload/Battle-of-NO-Symposium-15-Calendar-14Nov14.pdf.

Daughters of the British Empire Wreath Laying Ceremony: The DBE will lay a wreath at the De La Ronde Ruins, honoring the place that served as a field hospital during the Battle of New Orleans. It’s also where the bodies of Gen. Edward Pakenham and Gen. Samuel Gibbs were taken after those officers were killed in the battle. De La Ronde Ruins, West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Free and open to the public at 10 a.m.

Rosary Procession: The Our Lady of Prompt Succor rosary procession to the De La Ronde Oak Grove will be led by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The procession will be followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 278-4242.

Second-Line Parade: Volunteers from the Louisiana Living History Foundation re-enacting the roles of Andrew Jackson’s troops will parade in costume through the French Quarter. Muster point is in front of St. Louis Cathedral at 9:30 p.m. For information, visit http://neworleans1815.cottonbaler.com/Calendar.html.

Saturday, Jan. 10

Battlefield open: Once again, the Chalmette Battlefield will be open to the public to explore the historic events of 1815 through self-guided tours, cannon and musket firings, military drills, speakers, music, book signings and “Battle of New Orleans University” programs. There will be a re-enactment of the Jan. 23, 1815, victory celebration. Free parking with shuttle service at the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex/Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in the 8200 block of West Judge Perez Drive. (No parking at the battlefield.) Opens at 10 a.m. Victory Celebration re-enactment from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 589-3882 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial.htm.

Three Battles of the Campaign: Spend the day on the Louisiana Living History Foundation Battlefield, 8207 Patricia St. in Chalmette, watching the LLHF recreate three pivotal skirmishes. They are: the 2nd Battle (The Reconnaissance in Force, Dec. 28, 1814) at 11 a.m.; the 3rd Battle (The Artillery Dual, Jan. 1, 1815) at 1 p.m.; and the 4th Battle (the British Victory on the West Bank, Jan. 8, 1815) at 4 p.m. Between battles, spectators visit the American or British camps, where soldiers will await battle over tea and card games. LLHF Battlefield, 8207 Patricia St. Chalmette. $10 per person, children under 12 free. From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information, visit www.lalivinghistory.org.

Nunez College Historical Symposium: The third annual Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium delves deeper into the varied cultural, geographical and historical perspectives through lectures, demonstrations, exhibits and book signings. Events will be held at Nunez Community College Auditorium, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (504) 512-5120 or visit www.nps.gov/jela/upload/Battle-of-NO-Symposium-15-Calendar-14Nov14.pdf.

Old U.S. Mint Historical Symposium: A full day of lectures and exhibits features keynote speaker Dr. Alan Taylor, 2014 and 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner in history, and University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History. Taylor will discuss the War of 1812 and his newest book, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia, 1772-1832.” Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets start at $55 for general admission. For information, call (504) 523-3939 or visit www.friendsofthecabildo.org/events-calendar.

Sunday, Jan. 11

From “Dirty Shirts” to Buccaneers: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture exhibition opens at The Cabildo. Featuring the uniform coat that Andrew Jackson wore while leading the troops at the Battle of New Orleans. On loan from the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, this will be the first time the coat has been in New Orleans since the battle. The Cabildo is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Mondays) at 701 Chartres St. Tickets are $6, children under 12 free. For information, call (504) 568-6968 or visit www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-museum/exhibits/battle-of-new-orleans/index.

Battle re-enactment: The Louisiana Living History Foundation will re-enact the Jan. 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans at the LLHF battlefield, 8207 Patricia St. in Chalmette. Tickets $10 per person, children under 12 free. Gates open at 9 a.m. For information, visit www.lalivinghistory.org.

Victory Dinner and Ball for Andrew Jackson: The ball and dinner will be recreated by LLHF at Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., at 6:30 p.m. tickets TBA. For more information, visit www.lalivinghistory.org.

Ongoing event

Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans Exhibit: This exhibit looks at Jackson’s central role in the Creek War and Battle of New Orleans, and his sudden rush to fame. Held at the Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. Open until March 29. Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. For information, call (504) 523-4662 or visit www.thnoc.org.