Join us April 5, 2020, at 5:30, for an evening of merriment in our magnificent 1826 home. As the sun sets, we'll feast on a delicious buffet provided by Palate New Orleans Catering, bid on fabulous auction items, and dance to the incomparable Deacon John and the Ivories!
For nearly two centuries the Beauregard-Keyes House has stood, developing into an emblem of New Orleans culture as early French Creole families moved out and others - from Sicilian winemakers to World War II volunteers to historic preservationists and famous novelists - moved in. This Mardi Gras will mark the 70th anniversary of 1950, the year that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor visited New Orleans. The famous couple elected that this, our grand house on Chartres Street, would be the only private home they would visit on that much heralded trip. After making their debut at the Rex Ball and taking highly anticipated bows to the King and Queen of Carnival, the Duke and Duchess joined Mrs. Keyes for mint juleps and Brocato’s lemon ice in her lovely courtyard. At that time, Mrs. Keyes was working closely with architect Sam Wilson to restore the house to its 19th century form and on the back gallery that day, the Royal couple toasted to the beauty that had already been restored to the home and the dedication of their hostess to its continued progress. We look forward to doing the very same with you, our patrons, on the evening of Sunday, April the 5th.