After registering for the 2014 New Orleans Antiques Forum, please join us for either of the optional events. Call (504) 523-4662 to make your reservations. Online registration is not available for the optional tours.

Please note these optional programs are available only to those who have registered for the 2014 New Orleans Antiques Forum.

A Southern View
Thursday, July 31 • 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

$120 per person, lunch included*
This event has sold out. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.

Traveling by bus with experts Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland, our group will visit an array of sites in historic Pointe Coupee Parish. The Jaques Dupré House (Jarreau), former residence of the eighth governor of Louisiana, originated as a single-story structure in the late 18th century. Elevated around 1815 by Dupré, the house was relocated to its present site, from St. Landry Parish, in 1994. Another highlight is Alma Sugar Plantation (Lakeland),  once owned by Julien Poydras, where we will visit the grounds of what many consider to be the last complete sugar plantation in Louisiana. A third site, Bonnie Glen (New Roads), was built about 1830 by Antoine Gosserand and has remained in the same family since its construction.

A midday respite at St. Mary of False River Catholic Church (New Roads)—a wonderful example of Gothic revival architecture—promises to be both a culinary and cultural treat. Historian Brian J. Costello will discuss the early settlement of the Point Coupee region while participants savor a special lunch prepared by Chef John Folse’s White Oak Plantation.

Buses will depart from the 300 block of Bienville Street promptly at 8:30 a.m., and will return by approximately 6:30 p.m. A final itinerary will be mailed to all attendees.

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Antoine's Restaurant
Sunday, August 3 • 12:30–2 p.m.
$50 per person

After the sessions, join us for one final opportunity to socialize, meet speakers, and dine at one of the city's best-known restaurants.


Hor d’oeuvres:
Souffle Potatoes

Shrimp Regua

Puppy Drum Amandine with Brabant Potatoes (option for allergy or vegetarian)

Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce

Mimosa (one per person)

Parking: Admission rates for the optional programs listed above do not include parking. For the Thursday bus trip we recommend that you park in Premium Parking’s Sugar Lot, accessible from the 300 block of Conti Street (between North Peters Street and the river) and walk to the bus on the Bienville side of the lot.  The fee for parking in this lot is $10 and must be validated to receive the reduced rate

The 2014 New Orleans Antiques Forum is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from