The Historic New Orleans Collection Centennial Celebration of Samuel Wilson

Saturday: Concert celebrating the life of Samuel Wilson Jr.

A Centennial Commemoration in Music Honoring
Samuel Wilson Jr.

Saturday, August 13 • 4–6 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
Admission is free.
Call (504) 523-4662 or email to reserve seats or for more information.

Samuel Wilson Jr. (1911–1993), noted preservationist, architect, and architectural historian, was known as the “Dean of Architectural Preservation in New Orleans.” In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, The Collection is presenting a concert featuring soprano Thaïs St. Julien and pianist Peter Collins performing music reminiscent of New Orleans’s past, which Wilson strove to protect throughout his career.

Collins and St. Julien will pay tribute to Wilson with a program of music referring to places in and around the city—from the Garden District to Esplanade, from Place du Tivoli (Lee Circle) to West End. They will also “visit” the World’s Fair and Cotton Centennial Exposition and take brief excursions to Mandeville and Pass Christian.

In addition to The Collection, the American Institute of Architects, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, WLAE-TV, and the Tulane School of Architecture are also celebrating the centennial—stay tuned for upcoming programming from these institutions.

Please note, Saturday is shaping up to be a particularly busy day in the French Quarter. We suggest you give yourself ample time get through traffic and find parking.

About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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