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Cemetery Tour

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 5:30pm,  Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.


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Save our Cemeteries and Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club to host Karstendiek family/Vampire Lestat Tomb Reception


Non-profit to host a celebration of the upcoming restoration of the Karstendiek family tomb in historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.


Save Our Cemeteries is proud to offer an exclusive evening reception at historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in partnership with Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 5:30pm to celebrate the restoration of the Karstendiek family tomb.


The Karstendiek family tomb is also known as the "Vampire Lestat" tomb because of the inspiration famed author Anne Rice drew from the tomb's unique attributes and its striking resemblance to the tomb featured in the movie adaptation of Interview with the Vampire.


The Karstendiek family tomb is one of only 16 cast-iron tombs in Orleans Parish, and needs extensive repairs. Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for the restoration of the tomb.


Patrons will participate in a Second Line led by Skinz N Bonez into the cemetery. A brief "twilight tour" of the cemetery is included, and light refreshments and red wine will be served to celebrate and support the full restoration of this historic landmark.


Save Our Cemeteries would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the Karstendiek family, Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club, and the City Cemeteries Division of New Orleans Property Management, for their significant contributions to this project.


Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. It is among the city's earliest and most significant above-ground burial sites. Once part of the Livaudais Plantation, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 was designated a city burial site in 1833, and has been in continuous use since. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by virtue of its significant history, location, and architectural importance, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located at 1400 Washington Avenue in New Orleans and is bounded by Prytania, Sixth and Coliseum Streets.


About Save Our Cemeteries

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in New Orleans, LA. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.


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