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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 17 - Dec 17, 2017
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Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17 - Dec 29, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 17 - 31, 2017
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Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic New…

Oct 17 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… 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

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

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

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Celebrate The Holiday Season with the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

Media Contact:

Savannah Teague
504.949.3999 x 225

NEW ORLEANS - The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic House Museums invites locals and tourists alike to savor the season with special tours and events between Thanksgiving and the Twelfth Night.

Decorations and Holiday Cooking
The Gallier Historic House will feature holiday decorations from Dec. 5, 2016 through Jan. 9, 2017. Using period-inspired decorations, the museum will interpret the importance of the holiday season and trace its development throughout the 19th century.

The Hermann-Grima House will interpret holiday traditions through guided tours with an emphasis on the courtyard and outbuildings. Cooking demonstrations in New Orleans' only working 19th-century open-hearth kitchen will be held on Dec. 8 and 22. Visitors can learn about The Reveillon celebratory dinner, a culinary tradition observed by Creole families on Christmas Eve in the 1800's.
Guests may book tours online by visiting

Guest Lecture on the History of Christmas
Historian John Magill, co-author of the book Christmas in New Orleans (with Peggy Scott-Laborde) and a frequent guest speaker at our house museums, will deliver an illustrated lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. about the history of Christmas and how the holiday has evolved in New Orleans over the course of 300 years. This highly anticipated event will be held at the Gallier House Visitor Center located at 1126 Royal Street. The lecture is free for members and $7 for nonmembers. The lecture is open to the public but will require online reserved tickets that will be available on Thursday, December 1, at noon by visiting or emailing

Creole Christmas Holiday Home Tour
Step back in time and join the Friends of the Cabildo for three days of tours at five historic house museums in the French Quarter. The Gallier House will join with the Louisiana State Museum's 1850 House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Spring Fiesta House and The Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Residence to offer single-ticket access to these cherished properties from December 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each property will be adorned in traditional Christmas finery befitting the time and style of the former residence and scrumptious seasonal refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for members of the Friends of Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation.

The self-guided tour begins at the 1850 House Museum Shop located at 523 St. Ann Street in Jackson Square. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the 1850 House shop or by calling the shop at (504) 524-9118. For more information visit

Holiday Shopping
Visit the Hermann-Grima House Exchange Shop to support local artisans as you complete your holiday shopping. The shop carries an array of handcrafted items including an assortment of original art, jewelry, books and pottery. Pick up stocking stuffers with great deals on local books such as Creole Cookery, Women Who Cared and Along the Banquette. The Hermann-Grima House Exchange Shop at 818 St. Louis Street is open during normal business hours.

Memberships to the Hermann-Grima + Gallier House make a great holiday gift. Memberships include free admission to both museums, a subscription to our lecture series and discounts on children's programming. Visit for membership levels and to purchase.

Children's Camp
"Pancakes and Pajamas" is the theme of the annual holiday children's camp to be held at the Hermann-Grima House on Thursday, December 22, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Children aged 6-12 are invited to spend the day with us to enjoy holiday traditions of the past while dressed in their coziest PJs. Festive goodies such as pancakes and latkes will be prepared in our open-hearth kitchen. Activities will include making 19th-century holiday arts and crafts, playing holiday games in the courtyard, storytelling from tales of Christmas past and special guest visits. The enrollment fee is $55/child for members and $65/child for nonmembers. For more information, contact Jenny Dyer at or 504-274-0751.

Luxury, Inequity & Yellow Fever
For a great holiday gift for history and photography buffs alike, consider Luxury, Inequity & Yellow Fever by acclaimed photographer and author Kerri McCaffety. Pairing majestic photographs of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier museum properties with captivating historic accounts, the book offers a direct connection to the turbulent times of antebellum New Orleans. It is available for sale for $45 at bookstores throughout New Orleans, at the Hermann-Grima Exchange Shop and online at



Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Built in 1831 by Samuel Hermann, a German-Jewish immigrant who quickly amassed (and lost) his fortune in the commodities market, the Hermann-Grima House, located at 820 Saint Louis Street, is one of the most significant residences in New Orleans. Generations of New Orleans' notable Grima family resided on the property from the 1840s until the 1920s. 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. Their mission is to continue the legacy of the Christian Woman's Exchange, established in 1881, by restoring and maintaining the houses, and interpreting their contribution to and place in New Orleans. Accredited 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.

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