Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates (VCPORA ), the oldest historic preservation advocacy group in the state of Louisiana, invites you to our 75th Diamond Anniversary Gala fundraiser, “Vive le Vieux Carré.” We are thrilled to be celebrating this historic event in the iconic Cabildo, one our state’s most important colonial buildings (1795-1799) and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The Gala will be held there on the evening of Saturday September 28, 2013.
This 75th Anniversary Gala will be a particularly spectacular event. The architecture, the entertainment, and the food that makes New Orleans one of the top food destinations in the world will contribute to the magic of the evening. In keeping with our Diamond Anniversary, the highlights of the special silent auction will include diamond jewelry and antique art and the pièce de résistance of our special live auction is a week at an 18th century home in the medieval village of Eyguières, France located in the lovely and picturesque region of Provence.
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and to help us celebrate, a noted singer will keep us company with her music throughout the night.
A number of the Vieux Carré’s most famous restaurants will be providing their delicious cuisine for the evening and special French wine and champagne will be selected to accompany these renowned chef’s menus.
If you love the French Quarter, please join us for this extraordinary event. Help us celebrate this special occasion and our history of preserving our neighborhood’s culture and architectural heritage.