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April 2022

Building Antebellum New Orleans

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   Tara A. Dudley, assistant professor in the University of Texas School of Architecture, discusses her new book, Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence, a deeply researched examination of the free 19th-century Black craftsmen and real estate developers who transformed the cultural and architectural legacy of New Orleans. Although the building trades were dominated by men, no matter their ethnic caste in the racially diverse city, women…

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May 2022


PRC Annual Meeting

Join us for the PRC’s 48th Annual Meeting, as we install new board members, elect new officers for the year and celebrate the achievements of the Preservation Resource Center. This event is open to active PRC members only; RSVP required. Please RSVP and confirm your membership status by noon on May 26 with Development Director Whiton Paine at [email protected] / 504-636-3057.

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September 2022

The Untold Story of Club Desire: Film Screening and Q&A

The Preservation Resource Center and The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) and will co-present a virtual screening of R.C. Goodwin & Associates’ The Untold Story of Club Desire, a 28-minute film that documents the history and legacy of Club Desire, “the downtown club with uptown ideas.” The screening will be followed by a moderated Q&A with author/educator Dana Royster-Buefort (granddaughter of club owner Charlie Armstead) and author/music historian Rick Coleman. Senior historian Eric Seiferth will highlight THNOC’s acquisitions related to…

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Envisioning PRC’s Future: A Meeting for PRC members

Calling all PRC members. Help us shape the organization’s future so it best serves the needs of New Orleans residents. Concordia, a local architecture, planning and community engagement firm, will lead “Envisioning PRC’s Future: A Meeting for PRC Members,” a brainstorming session to determine how the PRC can best meet the city’s needs. Only members are invited to participate, and RSVP is required to verify membership status. Throughout our 48 years, the PRC has worked with community members in so…

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October 2022

Take a Tour of Historic Jackson Barracks (Sold out)

This event has reached capacity! Visit our events calendar to join us for other upcoming PRC events.   You are invited to an open house at historic Jackson Barracks, hosted by the Louisiana National Guard with The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and the Urban Land Institute Louisiana Chapter. Enjoy a rare chance to view the military base's historic architecture, tour the buildings, and enjoy complimentary food and drinks R.S.V.P. required by Tuesday, October…

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November 2022


Climate change resilience: How New Orleans can survive and thrive after intense storms

Join the PRC for an in-person presentation by Terri Dreyer, founding partner of NANO, that addresses topics such as climate change, rising tides and proposed building designs to help make New Orleans neighborhoods stronger and better equipped to deal with intense storms. Originally stemming from NANO’s award-winning exhibit at the 2021 Time Space Existence/Venice Biennale event hosted by the European Cultural Centre, their proposed multi-purpose “arx” or community hubs, if strategically placed throughout New Orleans, would leverage existing infrastructure to…

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Design in the Tropics: Cuban Design Excellence with Hermes Mallea presented by Kanner & Whiteley, LLC

Celebrated Cuban-American author and architect Hermes Mallea presents his book Havana Living Today, a look at the continued and storied design excellence that can be seen in the homes of Havana residents. The talk will be followed by conversation about excellence in global design, moderated by local interior designer and PRC board member Nomita Joshi-Gupta. Reception and book signing with Hermes Mallea to follow. Hosted by the PRC Multicultural Heritage Committee and generously sponsored by Kanner & Whiteley, LLC. Free.…

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December 2022

$300.00 – $400.00

PRC’s 47th Annual Holiday Home Tour Patron Party presented by Gallo Mechanical

Featured home of the 2022 Holiday Home Tour Patron Party presented by Gallo Mechanical.

Kick off the Holidays at the party of the season - the PRC's 47th Holiday Home Tour Patron Party presented by Gallo Mechanical!   Join us on December 3rd at the home of Amy and Garrison Neill 1717 Coliseum St.   VIP Hour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Patron Party 7:00pm – 10:00pm   **NEW** this year is our special VIP hour which includes a champagne welcome, exclusive VIP performances and a specialty culinary experience. The VIP Hour features: VIP Champagne reception…

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January 2023


The “Creolization” of Bermuda Vernacular Architecture: a Discussion about Tropical Design

Much like Louisiana’s colonial building history, Bermuda’s vernacular architecture epitomizes a Creolization process that matched British building notions with local materials. This talk by Dr. Brent Fortenberry, director of Tulane University’s Master of Science in Historic Preservation program, explores the development of Bermuda’s architecture as an index of its changing identity in the British Atlantic world.   Fortenberry specializes in the vernacular architecture of the British Atlantic world and contemporary issues in historic preservation and cultural heritage. His most recent…

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Free – $10.00

The Importance of Water Management: Preserving New Orleans’ Future breakfast series

The inaugural Preserving New Orleans’ Future lecture will feature Justin Ehrenwerth, President and CEO of the Water Institute, who will illuminate, in laymen’s terms, how our city is protected from storms, and what else our community needs to invest in to keep the city safe. His talk, which includes new research findings, is titled, “Preservation and Opportunity: The Importance of Water Management in New Orleans.” Preserving New Orleans' Future is a new, monthly breakfast series that will bring insight into…

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