Historic Happy Hour – 1026 Royal Street

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While we love her, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with us. Due to the high likelihood of thunderstorms, we simply must reschedule. The new date is just a week away: Thursday, March 12th, same time, same place, same great raffle items! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 12, 2020  •  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1026 Royal Street  •  A Private Residence

Join us for a Historic Happy Hour at a private, quintessential French Quarter residence. Mr. David McPherson is opening his door to our members! Historic Happy Hour combines history and cocktails! Mr. McPherson has lovingly restored and researched his home in one of the oldest colonial building types in the neighborhood, the Creole Cottage.

Historic Fun Fact: In 1778, records describe a sale from “Luis Barbier to Elena [Foucan], a free negress” for the sum of 200 pesos. The notary for this sale was none other than Andres Almonester y Roxas, builder of the St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and Presbytere and father of the Baroness de Pontalba.

Want to learn more, check out this lovely renovation, and have a drink? Join us!


We are going to #raffle some exciting items! Members will get a raffle ticket when they arrive and have a chance to win one of the unique gifts. Items up for grabs are:

A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana – an unprecedented, commemorative hardcover edition limited to approximately 3,000 copies.

A framed limited edition signed print of “The Square” by David McPherson (https://www.davidmcp.com/)
For members only — limited space available
A current membership and R.S.V.P. are required for admission — Call 504.342.4760 or email info@vccfoundation.org to check your membership status and reserve your spot!
Not a member? That’s okay. With memberships starting at $25, you can join the VCC Foundation and join the fun for FQ Fest and the rest of our amazing 2020 events!