Seance at Historic Hermanm-Grima House

The event, titled “Soul Searching: A Victorian-Style Seance,” will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 3 pm in the double-parlor of the Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum, 820 St Louis Street, in the French Quarter, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Individual tickets will be on sale for $25 per person at the festival’s website in the near future, but those who purchase festival passes, currently available for purchase, will have priority access:

Melissa Daggett, author of Spiritualism in New Orleans: The Life and Times of Louis Henry Rey, will speak about her research on interest in the supernatural among Creoles of color in the mid-19th century when the community of free people of color were undergoing radical shifts in social standing. For more information about the book, visit:

Following that talk, Juliet Pazera will discuss her background as a spiritual medium and then a table of six participants will follow her lead in a seance. Two of those seats at the table will be auctioned in a forthcoming fundraiser at the Hermann-Grima House, “Amazing Grapes,” to be held at the property on March 10 (For more information: The talk/seance is expected to last one hour.

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