Thursday, November 2
Early Registration begins, Natchez Visitors Center
aboard the luxury steamboat American Duchess. Transportation will be provided departing from Natchez Visitors Center
Thursday Platinum Tour: "Joyful Sounds in Sacred Halls"
the historic and architecturally significant churches and temples of Natchez, featuring the mighty sounds of their organs and voices.
Welcome: A Southern Supper at Longwood
Platinum, Gold and Silver Attendees are invited for an informal harvest-themed supper
Friday, November 3
Registration begins at The Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Regina Charboneau, President, Pilgrimage Garden Club
William Bradley, Chairman, 2017 Natchez Antiques Forum
"From These Honored Walls"
Daniel Fate Brooks, Forum Director
Director (Retired), Arlington Historic House, Birmingham, Alabama
"William Nichols: An Architect of the Antebellum South"
Paul Hardin Kapp, Associate Professor of Architecture
University of Illinois
Urbana - Champaign
Coffee Break & Bookshop Visit
"Thomas Cole's 'Voyage of Life' Had a Life of Its Own"
Paul Schweizer, Director Emeritus
Munson - Williams - Proctor Arts Institute's Museum of Art
Luncheon provided by Carriage House Restaurant
"From Trash to Treasure: The Recreation and Reproduction of Historic Wallpaper"
Laura McCoy, Wallpaper Archaeologist and Artist
Laura McCoy Designs Inc.
"Picturing Mississippi: an Art Exhibition for the Bicentennial"
Jochen Wierich, Ph.D., Chief Curator
Mississippi Museum of Art
Gala Supper: "The Natchez Table"
dine in one oof the grand private antebellum houses of Natchez
Saturday, November 4
"Gardening in Antebellum Mississippi: Emma Balfour of Vicksburg"
John Sykes, Executive Director
Magnolia Mound Plantation
Baton Rouge, LA
"The Relevance of Antiques in the IKEA Era"
A Collectors' Panel Discussion
A Farewell Entertainment: "Longwood Afternoon".
Insider guided tours by Longwood Curator James Wade will be offered to Forum attendees