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October 2020

Homeowners and flood insurance basics

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar The cost of insurance is a major factor in the monthly expenses of owning a home. A clear understanding of how homeowners insurance works is key to determining the level of coverage you will need. Also, flood insurance in Orleans Parish can vary substantially from one property to the next. Taught by Alyssa Bourgeois of Eustis Insurance & Benefits, this class will explain the basics of homeowners insurance and how…

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Working with a general contractor and developing a scope of work

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar Building a successful working relationship with a contractor begins long before construction commences on a renovation project. This class, taught by developer Craig Brouillette, will cover construction timelines; estimating costs; developing a scope of work to minimize expenses and avoid costly change orders; the questions to ask before, during and in closing a project; and tips for effectively working with a contractor to select a property. Unable to tune in…

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Working with an architect and floor plan basics

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar Understanding the difference between a scope of work and a floor plan is critical to executing an efficient and cost-effective renovation. Taught by architect Chris Johnson, this class will provide a practical understanding of how to read a floor plan, best practices in designing a space, and how to avoid common pitfalls. While it will primarily focus on working with an architect on a renovation project, the class provides useful…

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Navigating the HDLC (POSTPONED)


This class has been postponed until further notice due to the impacts of Hurricane Zeta. Stay tuned to PRC's social media or email newsletters for an announcement about a future date. Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar. The Preservation Resource Center partners with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to offer this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and to avoid common pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course is great…

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November 2020

Optimism and Anxiety on Magazine Street: A panel discussion about the pandemic’s impact on this historic commercial corridor

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar The financial pain caused by the COVID 19 pandemic is spread across the city; no neighborhood has escaped it. But there are few places in New Orleans where the financial fallout is more visibly evident than along Magazine Street. Longtime Magazine Street merchants say the business climate hasn’t been this challenging since the harrowing days after Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing financial strain has stoked an acutely New Orleans fear:…

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December 2020

Explore New Orleans’ two newest Louisiana Cultural Districts

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar Join PRC to virtually explore New Orleans two newest Louisiana Cultural Districts: A.P. Tureaud-7th Ward and Touro-Bouligny. Learn how Louisiana Cultural Districts link arts, culture, and preservation to create economic opportunity. Find out what local organizations are doing to sustain artists and craftspeople in spite of the pandemic and discover ways to shop safely for local art this holiday season. With slides, stories and a panel discussion, our guests will…

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$250 – $1000

Holiday Home Tour Patron Party sponsored by Gordon and Kathryn McLeod

Click here to make a Patron donation   Sponsor the tour  •  Buy Holiday Home Tour tickets   Join PRC for a Virtual Holiday Home Tour Patron Party, presented by Gordon and Kathryn McLeod. Enjoy special appearances by some of the homeowners featured in our video series and gain early access to all of the homes on the Holiday Home Tour. Guests are invited to get festive with us from home and enjoy a live sneak peek from our home…

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$40

Holiday Home Tour presented by McEnery Residential


This virtual event has passed, but tickets are still available for purchase to view the tour videos. Click here to purchase tickets.   Looking for the tour videos? Click here to visit our virtual tour headquarters.   The PRC’s 45th annual Holiday Home Tour, presented by McEnery Residential, will be a virtual experience this year! Tour six stunning private New Orleans homes through a series of festive holiday video programs. Join the PRC’s Danielle Del Sol and Susan Langenhennig as…

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New Orleans Architecture Series Volume IX: Carrollton Book Lecture

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar The latest book in the Friends of the Cabildo’s New Orleans Architecture series focuses on the remarkable architectural history of the former city of Carrollton, once the seat of Jefferson Parish that was annexed into New Orleans. The area is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Join architect, architectural historian and author Robert J. Cangelosi Jr. in a virtual discussion of the book, New Orleans Architecture: Volume…

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January 2021

Meet designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw, author of the new book “Soul of the Home”

Click here to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar Designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw is a respected supplier of European antiques for a host of AD100 and ELLE Decor A-listers, including Bobby McAlpine, Brooke and Steve Gianetti, Marie Flanigan and Peter Marino. In her first book, Soul of the Home, Shaw helps readers understand how to select the best antiques and how to use them in a variety of decor schemes. Join the PRC’s Susan Langenhennig as she…

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