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Upcoming Lectures

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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As a curator of African, contemporary, and self-taught art, William Fagaly's career spanned 50 years at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In his new book, The Night Crawler King, Fagaly provides a rare and revealing look into the world of art curation, specifically adding a unique perspective to the history of New Orleans that resonates throughout the world. As an art curator, Fagaly is responsible for organizing over 90 exhibitions and publishing over 100 articles.

Join us on Wednesday, April 14 as we welcome William Fagaly to the Beauregard-Keyes house. He will share excerpts from his book and recount stories that bring local New Orleans personalities to life! A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Seating at this lecture will be limited and attendees must register in advance through Eventbrite. Guests will be asked to remain socially distanced and are required to wear a mask.

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

Register for this free lecture using the button below. Donations to the house are humbly accepted and can be made through the following link as well.


The Night Crawler King is now available for purchase through The University Press of Mississippi. (Purchase Here)

Saturday, April 24, 2021



Monday, March 23 & Tuesday, March 24:

Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House

A Lecture by Carolyn Morrow Long 

5:30 reception, Lecture 6 pm 














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. Books will be available for sale following the lecture. 


BK House is pleased to co-present this event with Save Our Cemeteries. 


Note: Both lectures were sold out at the time of postponement. When new dates are announced, original tickets will be honored. Feel free to contact Chris at with any questions in the meantime.

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 six months highlighting trades such as plasterwork, ironwork, masonry, and carpentry.

For our first event we welcome Jonn Hankins, co-founder and CEO of the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild. Jonn has been an advocate for the revival of the traditional building trades for over a decade since he directed “Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans” at NOMA, an award winning exhibition and oral history research project about the family legacies of the master craftsmen who built and maintain the built environment of New Orleans. In this talk, Jonn will introduce our series and go into detail about who these artisans were and why their work continues to stand the test of time.

As a part of his lecture, Jonn will be leading a walking tour of the lower French Quarter starting at the Beauregard-Keyes house as he points out important architectural features.

Space for the tour is limited and guests will be asked to choose a tour time either before or after the lecture. The first tour will start at 3pm, the lecture will start at 4:30pm, and the second tour will take place when the lecture is complete.

Attendees must register in advance through Eventbrite. If you register, but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket so others may join. Guests will be asked to remain socially distanced and are required to wear a mask.

The lecture will also be live-streamed to our Facebook page. If you are unable to attend in person, watch from home! (View Here)

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

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