“Living with History” is a multi-faceted, free, public event.
It will celebrate two things:
- A new book, Natchez Style: Architecture, Decorative Arts, Entertaining
- The people whose historic houses are featured in the 370-page volume
The event kicks off at 5 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Carolyn Vance Smith Natchez Literary Research Center at the Willie Mae Dunn Library, Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez.
Copies of the hardback, full-color book, published by the Pilgrimage Garden Club, will be sold at $50, discounted from the cover price of $60.
All sales proceeds will benefit ongoing restoration projects of two Pilgrimage Garden Club National Historic Landmarks, Stanton Hall and Longwood.
Honorees are the creators of the book, chef Regina Charboneau, architect William Bradley and businesswoman Bridget Green, all of Natchez, and photographer Manny Rodriguez of Dallas, Texas.
Also to be honored are the owners of the 27 houses featured in the book, who will also be available to sign copies.
New book offers glimpse into Natchez architecture, entertaining
When the book “Natchez Style” gets shipped out this week — hot off the press — people will not only be able to read about 27 different antebellum houses featured in Pilgrimage Garden Club tours, but they’ll also be able to see and taste them, too.
Local Chef Regina Charboneau, architect William Bradley and Dallas photographer Manny Rodriguez are the creative trio that produced 370 pages with Natchez written all over them from start to finish.