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Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves event by Beauregard-Keyes

Jean-Baptiste Dickens

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Beauregard-Keyes, in partnership with Vieux Carré property owners, residents and associates will be hosting a series of lectures and demonstrations over the course of the next few months, highlighting trades such as plasterwork, ironwork, masonry and carpentry, on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Darryl Reeves, Master Blacksmith, returns for the third event of the series. Mr. Reeves is the third-generation owner of Andrew's Welding and Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. Reeves is regarded as a natural for his innovative contemporary steel and brass staircase railings and furniture, as well as his historic restorations of antique ironwork at historic sites.

"The Cabildo" and the dismantling and reconstruction of the massive gate at the Chalmette National Cemetery, which dates from 1872, are part of his public commissions. The restoration of the ornate fence at the Presbytère in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, the fabrication of a new identical fence (using old techniques) for its sister building are also included.

Guests will be required to make an advance reservation or sign in upon arrival, providing the names of each visitor as well as their personal contact information. Masks are mandatory for entry into the museum. When necessary, temporary masks will be provided.

For more information and registration, visit https://www.bkhouse.org/.

This event's lecture will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page. If you can't make it in person, you can watch it from home!

The Beauregard-Keyes House is a National Historic Landmark that was built in 1826 and restored to its current state beginning in 1948 by renowned author Frances Parkinson Keyes, as a symbol to celebrate craftsmanship and artistry of the master builders responsible for the architecture of New Orleans.

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