Wednesday, December 16, 2020
By Xiomara Blanco, Cecilia Hock, and Kurt Owens

The Historic New Orleans Collection's founders, Leila and Kemper Williams, delighted in sharing holiday festivities with close friends and family. Their Toulouse Street home was gaily festooned with all manner of Christmas greenery, their dinner table was the epitome of elegance, and their guests were all treated in a royal manner. In this video, Interpretation Assistant Kurt Owens discusses some of the Williamses’ holiday traditions as well as their joy in the season.

Go behind the scenes of the Williamses' holiday decorations in our 2018 First Draft story by Decorative Arts Curator Lydia Blackmore.

Watch more videos from the Williams Residence through our virtual tour series.