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Amplify Austin Kick-Off Party

March 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm
2310 San Gabriel, Austin, TX 78705

Amplify Austin Kick-Off Party & Wedding Exhibit Opening Join us on March 2nd from 6-9p to kick-off Amplify Austin and take a first look at our newest exhibit, "The Woman Must Marry, Else How Live?" Complimentary cocktails and $10 gift cards will be provided by our friends at Freedmen's Bar. This is a great opportunity to show your support for our little house during our city's 24 hour period of annual, community-wide giving. We reinvest 100% of the funds we receive from Amplify in our free first Sunday children's and family programming. Since our first time participating in Amplify last year, we've tripled the size of History Lab, our free, hands-on STEAM workshop, and we want to keep on growing next year!

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Amazing Grapes in New Orleans

March 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm
820 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The annual auction and wine tasting bash at the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses in New Orleans! New this year is the Super Happy Bubbly Hour Patron Party,which will kick off the evening at 6:30 p.m. This festive fund-raising evening features a wine tasting from Bizou Wines, a sumptuous buffet by Broussard's Restaurant-and auctions featuring rare and hard-to-find wines, luxurious vacations and fabulous art! All proceeds support our education programs at the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses.

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Lecture and Victorian Seance at the Hermann-Grima House

March 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
820 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112

In partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, the Hermann-Grima House will host a lecture on Spiritualism in 19th-Century New Orleans followed by a Victorian-style seance on March 23 at 3:00 p.m. Historian Melissa Daggett will team with spiritual medium Juliet Pazera to interpret the supernatural rituals popular among 19th-century Creoles of color in the years preceding the Civil War through Reconstruction. The event, to be held in the parlor of the Hermann-Grima House, is sure to offer untold surprises. Tickets will be $20 and will be offered for sale through the Festival website: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net.  Seats at the seance table will be auctioned off as part of the 2017 Amazing Grapes fundraiser.

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