Members of the gay community in New Orleans helped preserve the history and architecture of the French Quarter in the early 20th century while simultaneously fighting personal battles against discrimination and oppression. In this lecture, author Frank Perez will discuss the evolution and progress of the LGBT+ experience in New Orleans through four of its most compelling pillars: Cafe Lafitte in Exile, the UpStairs Lounge, Gay Carnival, and Southern Decadence.
UPDATE: This lecture is now FULL! If you do not have a reservation there will be standing room only. To be placed on the waitlist for a seat, you may email email@example.com. Thank you all again so much for the interest! One of the oldest buildings in the Vieux Carre, Madame John’s Legacy has been home to the wealthy and the struggling alike. From a Spanish era ship captain to Mayor James Pitot to temporary boarders, the house’s former residents reflect the changing nature of the neighborhood from 1789 to the 20th century. Mr. Magill will explore how their stories illuminate our understanding of how the French Quarter developed and the lifestyles of those who shaped its identity.
Join us this Thursday for “Rosebloom and Pure White,” Or So It Seemed, presented by Dr. Mary Niall Mitchell. A discussion of race and slavery in antebellum New Orleans exploring how the circulation of images of local enslaved children influenced national public opinion during the Civil War
Make this Mother’s Day extra special for your mother by sponsoring the concert in Cabrini Park to honor your mother or her memory.
Please join us for the final At Home in the Vieux Carré of this season! We’ve got a gorgeous house, perfect spring weather, a full menu (including homemade brisket!), wine and bubbles, plus a specialty cocktail from our friends and neighbors at Bar Tonique.
Neighborhood leaders Nathan Chapman and Keith Hardie will host a dynamic evening on the nuts and bolts of civic advocacy. March 28th and the Beauregard Keyes House. Many more details to come!
Did you know that America’s first sustained civil rights movement started in the Vieux Carré over 150 years ago? Drawing from years of groundbreaking research into L’Union and the New Orleans Tribune, Mark Roudané will feature extracts from the newspapers to shine light on this little-known history of resistance and achievement.
Kick off the Carnival Season in style at this festive and fabulous home, which is quickly becoming one of our favorite Mardi Gras traditions!
Kick off your Tricentennial education next Tuesday, January 23rd, with “100 Years of Preservation in the French Quarter: This Didn’t Happen By Chance” presented by John Stubbs, Director of Tulane University’s Master of Preservation Studies Program
Join us this Friday, January 12th, at the Old Ursuline Convent as we reveal our lineup of events & programs celebrating the 300th birthday of New Orleans’ first neighborhood!