A Social History of the French Quarter through Madame John’s Legacy

A Social History of the French Quarter through Madame John’s Legacy

presented by Dr. Miki Pfeffer

 

Thursday| July 26, 2018
5:30 reception | 6 pm presentation
Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres

 Seating is limited
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These events are free and open to the public
and will take place monthly on weekdays.

 

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 lily@bkhouse.org. Thank you all again so much for the interest!

Join us on Thursday, July 26th for our July tricentennial lecture with noted New Orleans historian John Magill! Mr. Magill will present, “A Social History of the French Quarter Through Madame John’s Legacy.”

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.

John Magill worked at the Historic New Orleans Collection from 1982-2016, where he was senior curator for many years. A nationally known urban historian and New Orleans expert, Mr. Magill has lectured extensively and written on a wide variety of topics including the development of the city’s infrastructure, catastrophes, Carnival, and Christmas traditions.

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.