“Le Marché des Fêtes,” Holiday Boutique Benefiting the Louisiana Landmarks Society’s Pitot House
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. has partnered with the Louisiana Landmarks Society to serve as the exclusive publisher for the organization. Pelican has acquired fourteen titles of historic, architectural, and local significance from the Louisiana Landmarks Society and looks forward to making them more accessible to the community. Together, they plan to educate a wider audience on the importance of preservation, while promoting New Orleans’ rich heritage. Notification of upcoming events will be announced as Pelican and Landmarks move forward with their alliance.
Le Marché des Fêtes is a unique holiday boutique benefiting the Pitot House, home of the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Shoppers are invited to give their wish list to Papa Noel, groove to Streetbeat’s jazzy “Preserve Session,” find fabulous hand-crafted fashion accessories, get great gift books autographed by their favorite New Orleans authors, and munch on tasty treats plus take some home. With home and garden gifts and holiday decorations galore, the Pitot House lawn will be a magical market land for one delightful day.
With a $5.00 donation at the gate, shoppers will receive a ticket redeemable for a full tour of the charming 1799 Creole country house during regular Pitot House tour hours. Market admission is free to Louisiana Landmarks Society members. All food and beverage sales at the market will support Landmarks’ stewardship of the Pitot House.
When: Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Author appearance times: www.louisianalandmarks.org
Where: The Pitot House 1440 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA, on Bayou St. John near City Park
What: Le Marché des Fêtes, a unique holiday boutique
Featuring: Photographs with Papa Noel, by Susan Snee of Argenta Photography from 10AM until Noon
Preservation Session, a live jazz performance by Streetbeat band from 1PM until 4PM
Book signings throughout the day: Cecilia Dartez, Dianne De Las Casas, Johnette Downing, Earl Hampton, Earl Higgins, George Hopkins, Peggy Scott Laborde, Kerri McCaffety, Denise McConduit, Jessie Poesch, Gloria Pushker, Phil Sandusky, and Kit Whol.
Artwork, handcrafted, locally produced items by Judy Allen; Peggy Bishop; Peter Boutté; Darcy Boye & Adele Hunt of Queen B Soaps; Jane Brewster; Gerry Claude; Ellen Collins; Zé daLuz; Jacqueline Gamble; Heather Elizabeth Designs; Niaia Howard, Mary Liz Keevers; Kerry Kenney; Jean Manale; Peg Martinez; Mary Lou Merritt; Jennifer & Rosanne Mitchell; Pamela Pipes of Tours BaYou; Unique Products; Glenda Rauch; Chris Reams of SkipnWhistle; Cathy & Stephanie Reams; Habitat Restore; Linda Rosamano; Esther Sanchez; Holly Sarré; Kathy Schorr; Tina Stanley; Judy Tanner; Lu Griffin-Tucker; Elaine Vigne; Carol Zehner and the Louisiana Music Factory with WWOZ brass passes to the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Also: Pitot House parterre garden plants, preserves and vinegars, plus antique vase arrangements, Garden Study Club Caladiums, Peggy Martin Roses, Mignon Faget garden pottery, Plant Gallery holiday greenery, and Audubon Zoo Gold.
Donors, Sponsors and Supporters: Argenta Photography, Audubon Nature Institute, Garden Study Club of New Orleans, Lloyd Sensat, Mignon Faget, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, Peggy Martin Survivor Rose Fund, Pelican Publishing, Plant Gallery, Whole Foods.
About the Louisiana Landmarks Society: Established in 1950, the Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House. Through its annual “New Orleans Nine Most Endangered Sites List,” the preservation organization aims to build awareness of architecturally and historically significant places in New Orleans that are in danger of being lost.
About Pelican Publishing Company: Committed to publishing books of quality and permanence that enrich the lives of those who read them, Pelican Publishing Company has been in operation since 1926. The New Orleans area based company publishes a wide array of titles, which include history, photography, travel, architecture, international cookbooks, and children’s books. Pelican is a family-owned business. Milburn Calhoun, bibliophile and physician, is president and publisher of the company, and has been a member of the Louisiana Landmarks Society since 1965.