New Perspectives on an Old Neighborhood
Join VCPORA and the Beauregard-Keyes House for a series of engaging lectures and events, shining a light on the untold stories of the Vieux Carré. We’ll discuss the roles of various groups in shaping the French Quarter: from women, to immigrant groups, to the LGBT community, and more. Other topics include traditional craftsmen and even bananas!
Join author and historian Elizabeth Pearce for a look into the history of alcoholic beverages in the Crescent City.
Louis Dufilho, Jr – America’s first licensed pharmacist – offered a year’s credit to prominent French Quarter families.
The year 1919 was bracketed by two events that signaled the intertwining of tourism and preservation that persists in our city to this day.
We are featuring an informative look at the State Historic Tax Credit program featuring James Rolf, Director of Planning and Preservation for the Louisiana Recovery School District.
The evening before St. Joseph’s Day, Elizabeth Schiro Parent will delve into the lives of 20th-century Sicilian immigrants in the French Quarter.
New Orleans music historian Jack Stewart will explore the lives of Italian-Americans in the French Quarter through the lens of famed 20th century sound engineer and FQ business owner Cosimo Matassa.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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...
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