After registering for the 2017 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 these activities.

Please note these optional programs are available only to those who have registered for the 2017 New Orleans Antiques Forum.

Preconference Bus Tour: “Southern Journey”
Thursday, August 3 • 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.*
$120 per person, lunch included
The preconference tour is sold out. Call (504) 523-4662 to add your name to the waiting list.

Traveling by bus with experts Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland, participants will visit three significant sites in Baton Rouge and St. James Parish. One is Perique, currently the private residence of Michael Hopping; the circa 1835–1840 raised Creole home is furnished with period antiques. Bagatelle Plantation, a raised center-hall Greek revival house built for Augustin Marius Claiborne Tureaud in 1841–42 in St. James Parish, was moved by current owners Dr. Trent and Kay James to Iberville Parish in 1977. A lunch at Magnolia Mound Plantation—built in the 1790s and enlarged in the early years of the 19th century—will include a tour of the property by executive director John Sykes.

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.

* Return time is not guaranteed.

Jazz Brunch with the Speakers at Arnaud’s Restaurant
Sunday, August 6
12:30–2 p.m.
$55 per person

Join us for one final opportunity to socialize, meet the speakers, and dine at one of the city’s oldest and finest restaurants.

Soufflé Potatoes with Béarnaise Sauce
Shrimp Arnaud
Sautéed Gulf Fish Amandine with Haricots Verts
Crepe Suzette—Creole Cream Cheese, Orange Essence, and Grand Marnier
Ice Tea/Coffee
Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bourbon and Brandy Milk Punch, Selected Wines and Non Alcoholic Beverages
*Other beverages are served on a cash per person basis/cash liqueurs if requested


Parking: Admission rates for the optional programs listed above do not include parking. Suggestions for parking will be included in your written confirmation letter.