Enjoy Rare Wines To Support Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses (HGGHH) will hold its annual fundraiser, Amazing Grapes, at the Hermann-Grima house, 820 St. Louis St. With ticket prices starting at $125, all proceeds from this event go to support HGGHH museums’ and education programs.

         Chaired by Tricia King and Stephanie November, this festive evening will feature a wine tasting provided by Bizou Wines, and a buffet by Broussard’s Restaurant. Bizou Wines is a local distributer of fine wines specializing in artisan brands from around the world. The event will encompass six tables with five wines per table for guests to taste.

         Tickets start at $125 for young professionals, ages 21-40, and go up to $2,000 for 12 tickets under the Premier Grand Cru package.

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         Guests can also bid on an array of items in the silent auction such as rare and hard-to-find wines, gift certificates, hotel stays and fabulous art. Anyone can enjoy the convenience of bidding on the items here, prior to the event.

         Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses implement creative, immersive, project-based and cross-curricular learning strategies to educate the community whether it be field trips, day camps or in the classroom. Common core curriculum standards for grades 3-5 can be met with a visit to the museums. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) standard learning is supplemented by a special mock archaeological dig at the Gallier House. Your ticket purchase will support the vitalization of these education programs at HGGHH.

         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 St., 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 St. was designed and built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., one of the most prominent architects of 19th century New Orleans.

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         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 French Quarter.

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