Default

Upcoming Events

|

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 19 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 19 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Join us for Sam Kuslanr at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel. While… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Gallier House Presents 19th-Century Funereal and Mourning Tours.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Savannah Teague
DEVENEY
steague@deveney.com
504-949-3999 ext 225

NEW ORLEANS - The Gallier Historic House Museum, 1132 Royal Street, will offer specialized tours that interpret post funeral habits of the 19th-century beginning Sept 29. Tours are offered weekdays (closed Wednesdays) at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. and Saturdays (closed Sundays) at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Grief descended upon the Gallier household in October 1866, when news arrived that patriarch James Gallier, Sr., and his second wife drowned at sea aboard the S.S. Evening Star. The passenger steamship, destined for New Orleans from New York, sank in a late-season hurricane off the coast of Georgia.

The Gallier Historic House Museum will be in mourning as we commemorate the death of the senior Galliers. During the Victorian era, almost every aspect of everyday life, from clothes to china, were changed to reflect the family's grief. The front entry of the home was swathed in black crepe, as were mirrors and the deceased's portrait. Clocks were stopped at the hour of death, and even children's toys reflected the solemn mood. Displays of distinctive funeral attire and many Victorian mourning articles will provide visitors to the Gallier House with an uncommon look into the past.


PROGRAMMING AND TOURS:

For admission prices, group tour appointments and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit hgghh.org.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. John Magill, renowned local historian, will deliver a lecture at the Gallier House on the "Artistry of Death: The Cult of Mourning in the Nineteenth-Century South." Using vivid illustrations and artifacts, Magill will offer insight on the elaborate tombs, death notices, decorative arts, clothing, and jewelry that protocol and fashion dictated in the era of the Galliers' misfortune. The lecture is free and open to the public. For reservations and more information, please email rsvp@hgghh.org.

Gallier House consulted with New Orleans historian Sally Asher to construct a tour that includes information about the Evening Star. Asher researched the shipwreck and the Galliers' deaths as part of her two recently published books, Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names (2014) and Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries (2015).

Access photos and cutlines of Mourning Tours Exhibit here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4bzkn00g7p2uk8u/AADwS2hcXs0QOrbDlHgPztsSa?dl=0

###

The Gallier House at 1132 Royal Street was designed and built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., one of the most prominent architects of 19th century New Orleans.


The Woman's Exchange purchased the Hermann-Grima House in 1924 and acquired the Gallier House in 1996. The non-profit organization's mission is to continue the legacy of the former Christian Woman's Exchange (established in 1881), by restoring and maintaining the houses, and interpreting their contribution to and place in New Orleans. Ac-credited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses are a leading authority on historic preservation, offering educational, entertaining and interactive programming in the world-renowned French Quarter.

New Orleans: 1582 Magazine Street | New Orleans, LA 70130
West Palm Beach: 1025 Sunset Road | West Palm Beach, FL 33401