Fall has arrived. The air is crisp and everyone is dusting off their suits and long dresses – the cultural season is upon us! But as we look toward the future of our city (and her parties), we also need to remember her past.

What better way to experience and educate oneself on the past of New Orleans than to visit The Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses. Their mission is to
“preserve, maintain and complete the restoration of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses and properties, to interpret their place in and contribution to the culture of New Orleans and to educate visitors about the history of New Orleans.”

On Thursday, November 13 at 100 Audubon Blvd., co-chairs Joyce Pulitzer, Mary and Bill Hines and Kristen Dry, along with director Mamie Gasperecz, will honor the members of the Historic Houses Society, a group of Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses’ most dedicated donors.

The elegant evening will feature cocktails and dinner by Bacco, Red Fish Grill and Ralph’s on the Park. Membership in the Historic Houses Society is $1,000 per couple annually. Call 525-5661 for more information.

Photographed by Greg Miles
Special thanks to Mamie Gasperecz for her unerring charm, to Deputy Director Carolyn Bercieris for making sure that everything looked the same when we left as when we arrived and to Parker and Callan Dry for their patience and funny faces – we couldn’t have done this without you!