Thursday, November 2


Early Registration begins, Natchez Visitors Center



 Platinum Luncheon
aboard the luxury steamboat American Duchess. Transportation will be provided departing from Natchez Visitors Center


1:30-4:30 pm

 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. 


6:00- 8:00pm

Welcome: A Southern Supper at Longwood

Platinum, Gold and Silver Attendees are invited for an informal harvest-themed supper



Friday, November 3

8:00 am

 Registration begins at The Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall


9:00 am

 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Regina Charboneau, President, Pilgrimage Garden Club
William Bradley, Chairman, 2017 Natchez Antiques Forum

9:15 am

 "From These Honored Walls"
Daniel Fate Brooks, Forum Director
Director (Retired), Arlington Historic House, Birmingham, Alabama


9:45 am

"William Nichols: An Architect of the Antebellum South"
Paul Hardin Kapp, Associate Professor of Architecture
University of Illinois
Urbana - Champaign


10:45 am

Coffee Break & Bookshop Visit


11:00 am

"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

Ithaca, NY


12 Noon

Luncheon provided by Carriage House Restaurant


2:00 pm

"From Trash to Treasure:  The Recreation and Reproduction of Historic Wallpaper"
Laura McCoy, Wallpaper Archaeologist and Artist

Laura McCoy Designs Inc.


3:00 pm

"Picturing Mississippi: an Art Exhibition for the Bicentennial"
Jochen Wierich, Ph.D.,  Chief Curator
Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson, Mississippi

6:30 pm

Gala Supper: "The Natchez Table"
dine in one oof the grand private antebellum houses of Natchez



Saturday, November 4

9:00 am

"Gardening in Antebellum Mississippi:  Emma Balfour of Vicksburg"
John Sykes, Executive Director
Magnolia Mound Plantation

Baton Rouge, LA

10:00 am

"The Relevance of Antiques in the IKEA Era"
A Collectors' Panel Discussion


All Afternoon

A Farewell Entertainment: "Longwood Afternoon". 

 Insider guided tours by Longwood Curator James Wade will be offered to Forum attendees