MANDEVILLE, La (press release) – After making the painful but reasonable decision to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Mother’s Day Home Tours because of Coronavirus concerns, the Old Mandeville Historic Association board has found a way to provide an alternative to our supporters: we will be hosting a virtual tour of four historic homes in May 2021.
Planning has begun for the Old Mandeville Historic Association Virtual Home Tour. This tour of homes in Old Mandeville will be available for online viewing for three weeks, beginning Sunday, May 9, 2021. Four private homes in the historic district have welcomed our videography team for prerecorded interview tours. Each 20-30 minute tour focuses on the home through the eyes of the owner: the architecture, the renovation process, the artwork and collections, the landscape, the house’s history. Each tour will be as unique as the home and the homeowner featured.
The tour is sponsored by the Old Mandeville Historic Association (OMHA), a nonprofit corporation (501c3) founded to preserve and promote the history and cultural heritage of Old Mandeville for future generations. The tour celebrates the cultural and architectural heritage of Mandeville and encourages historic preservation.
This tour is an important fundraiser for OMHA. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used for various projects, including our outreach to school children, the publication of walking tour guides, and the ongoing rehabilitation of the Jean Baptiste Lang House. (For a tour of the Lang House Museum, stop by the historic house museum Thursdays – Fridays 10-4, Saturdays 10-1; 605 Carroll Street.)
Tickets, which give the purchaser unlimited online viewing access for three weeks to view all four private home tours as well as a bonus Lang House Museum tour, are $25 and are available on OMHA’s website. See OMHA’s Facebook page for up-to-date details.