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Upcoming Lectures

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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HURRICANE IDA UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR A NEW DATE SOON.

 

Join the Beauregard-Keyes house as we celebrate the craftsmanship and artistry of the master builders responsible for the architecture of New Orleans. We will be hosting a series of lectures and demonstrations over the course of the next few months highlighting trades such as plasterwork, ironwork, masonry, and carpentry.

On Thursday, September 16 at 6:00PM, our series returns for our fourth event featuring Master Mason Leo Suane. Mr. Suane comes from a multigenerational line of masons with strong roots in the New Orleans community. Evident through his participation in the Black Masking tradition, Mr. Suane is acutely in tune with the blending of New Orleans' building arts and its unique cultural history . His work can be seen throughout the BK House and the city at large.

During this evening presentation, Mr. Suane will detail the history of the New Orleans masonry craft, clarify architectural terms, and speak on his personal connection to the trade.

Presented in partnership with Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, and Associates.

Covid-19 Update: BK House will require that everyone wear a face mask inside the house whether or not they are vaccinated. Please maintain social distancing as we continue to operate at a reduced capacity.

Please Note: This event takes place on the second story (main floor) of BK House and is only accessible by stairs that are approximately 10 steps in height.

Wednesday, October 27 & Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Author Carolyn Morrow Long will discuss her book, Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, a meticulously-researched profile of the infamous Delphine Lalaurie and her French Quarter home. Ms. Long will also present new information about Madame Lalaurie's probable tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Ms. Long is the author of 3 books: Spiritual Merchants: Religion, Magic, and Commerce; A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau; and Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House. She is also an artist whose notecards and prints (reproduced from her original collages) explore New Orleans themes. She created the cover illustration for Madame Lalaurie.

The book, Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, will be available for purchase at the event.

Per City of New Orleans Covid Restrictions, as of August 16, 2021 anyone entering BK House must have proof of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine or a negative Covid-19 test, no older than 72 hours.

Please Note: This event takes place on the second story (main floor) of BK House and is only accessible by stairs that are approximately 10 steps in height.

 
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