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Please join Save Our Cemeteries and Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club for a celebration of the upcoming restoration of the Karstendiek Family tomb in historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
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 only16 cast-iron tombs in Orleans Parish and needs extensive repairs. Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for 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.
Tickets are $50 per person. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Reservations are required and limited to 100 patrons. Tickets may be purchased online: here.
We hope you will join us to celebrate and support the full restoration of this very special landmark!
Event Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Event Start Time: 5:30pm CST
Event Start Location: 1400 Washington Avenue, New Orleans LA 70130
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Exclusive: “Tombs by Twilight” Tour
Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to provide you with a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. This special cemetery tour is EXCLUSIVE ONLY to Save Our Cemeteries, no other tour company has been granted access to the cemetery after normal cemetery hours. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. This exclusive evening cemetery tour is held on the fourth Saturday of each month, starting September 26, 2015. Price: $45/person.
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