POSTPONED to Saturday, July 31, 2021
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 Saturday, July 31 at 11:00AM, our series returns for our third event featuring Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves. Mr. Reeves, a third generation metal worker, is owner of Andrew’s Welding and Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward. Regarded as a natural, Reeves is well known for his creative contemporary steel and brass staircase railings and furniture, and is revered for his historic restorations of antique iron work at historic sites.
His public commissions include the restoration of the ornate fence at the Presbytère in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, fabrication of a new identical fence (using old techniques) for its sister building, “The Cabildo,” and the disassembly and reconstruction of the massive gate at the Chalmette National Cemetery which dates to 1872. He is also responsible for restoring and maintaining the beautiful ironwork you see throughout the Beauregard-Keyes House.
The lecture portion of this event 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.
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.