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The Collection to offer holiday-themed tours of Williams Residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Anne Robichaux
The Historic New Orleans Collection             
(504) 598-7137
anner@hnoc.org                       

Vicki Voelker
Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242
vicki@gambelpr.com

 

The Collection to offer holiday-themed tours of Williams Residence 

WHO:  The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence

WHEN: Dec. 4-30, 2012*
                        10 & 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
                        11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m., Sun.

*The Collection will be closed December 25.

WHERE: 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA

HOW: Admission is $5 per person, free for members of The Collection

WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to once again offer Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence. The two-story brick townhouse, built in 1889 and restored in the 1940s, was owned by THNOC's founders General L. Kemper and Leila Williams. Filled with antiques and other objets d'art collected by the couple in their wide travels, the Williamses lived in the house from 1946 through 1963.

During the holidays, the residence is festively adorned with some of the Williamses' original decorations, including a beautiful Christmas tree with vintage ornaments and family photos of the Williamses from 1956 through 1961. In addition, visitors will learn about the family's unique holiday traditions.

Tours are available December 4-30 at 10 & 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m., Tues.-Sat., and 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m., Sun. The Collection will be closed December 25.

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Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information about The Historic New Orleans Collection, please visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

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