Gratitude and Farewell to Executive Director Meg Lousteau

Our talented longtime executive director, Meg Lousteau, has accepted a position with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as Associate Field Director for the Houston Field Office and will be stepping down at the end of this calendar year.

Second Chance to Weigh In on STRs! CPC to Hold Special Meeting

At Tuesday’s marathon City Planning Commission meeting, the commissioners agreed that there had not been enough time for the public, or for themselves, to fully digest and analyze the 155 page staff report. They acted to defer their vote, and to have a second CPC meeting dedicated to short-term rentals.

STRC Forum – September 20, 2018

As the City Planning Commission and City Council contemplate major changes to the existing regulations, the Short-Term Rental Committee is hosting a citywide public forum to discuss the impacts that the industry has had on neighborhoods, housing, and communities.

Public Meeting on the Future of the Wharves

Audubon Nature Institute officials said Tuesday night that, in view of neighborhood opposition, they can’t see turning two newly acquired French Quarter wharves into a highly trafficked entertainment venue.

Sustainable travel expert Costas Christ to speak at Morrison Lecture

Sustainable travel expert Costas Christ to speak at Morrison Lecture   Biennial lecture on advances in historic preservation presented by VCPORA, Vieux Carré Commission Foundation, and THNOC   Globetrotting journalist Costas Christ will explore the topic of sustainable tourism at the biennial Jacob Haight and Mary Meek Morrison Memorial Lecture at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Saturday, June 30. The talk, “How Sustainable Tourism is Transforming the Global Travel Industry and What that Means for New Orleans” will take place at 2 p.m. at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Registration is open on the event page at hnoc.org or by calling (504) 598-7146. The World Travel and Tourism Council labeled sustainable tourism one of the most significant transformations in the history of modern travel. Calling for travelers to create a positive impact on local populations, sustainable tourism advocates emphasize the protection of cultural and natural heritage, social and economic well-being of local people and environmentally-friendly practices. In this presentation, Christ will provide a window into this development and how it is changing the landscape of the modern tourism industry. Costas Christ has traveled to more than 130 countries across six continents. He is an award-winning writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler, and serves as National Geographic’s senior advisor for sustainable tourism. His articles and essays have appeared in national and international publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Sunday Times of London, and he has garnered numerous awards and nominations. The lecture is presented by Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates Inc., the Vieux Carré Commission...

The Vieux Carré at 300: Grace King

  Grace King and New Orleans: The Place and the People of Her Roots (and Ours) presented by Dr. Miki Pfeffer   Wednesday| May 30, 2018 5:30 reception | 6 pm presentation Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres  Seating is limited RSVP on facebook These events are free and open to the public and will take place monthly on weekdays.  Many thanks to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, their Keep it 300 program, and Union Pacific Railroad for their support of this series. For more opportunities to support our education efforts, please contact info@vcpora.org or bkeyeshouse@gmail.com....

TODAY! Your Chance to Help Fix STRs

One year ago, the City Council legalized short-term rentals. The results have been disastrous for many neighborhoods, especially those in the historic core. Bring your concerns, your complaints, and your ideas to the City Planning Commission meeting today!

“Rosebloom and Pure White,” Or So It Seemed 

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