Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join members of the New Orleans Tricentennial 2018 Commission’s Gallier Hall Preservation Committee to announce the start of interior restoration work at historic Gallier Hall. This restoration work was made possible by a generous donation from the Helis Foundation. In 2015, the 2018 Commission launched a $5 million dollar private fundraising campaign to support the restoration and preservation of Gallier Hall.
The 2018 Commission’s Gallier Hall Preservation Committee is continuing its fundraising campaign to support the full interior preservation, which includes the restoration of historic paintings and frames, chandeliers and windows located in 12 grand ballrooms. The period furnishings used during the building’s life as City Hall, long kept in storage, will be restored and displayed throughout the building. The restoration will also include millwork repair, painting, re-wiring, floor refinishing, the restoration of two antique Steinway pianos, refurbishing the Ty Tracy Theater and installing a state-of-the-art audio/visual system.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu
First Lady Cheryl Landrieu
David Kerstein, The Helis Foundation
Gallier Hall Preservation Committee Members
Mark Romig, 2018 Commission
Gallier Hall Restoration Campaign
Interior restoration of Gallier Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
About The 2018 NOLA Foundation
As we approach 2018, we honor our city’s history and her place in the world. New Orleans is a resilient city, as history has proven many times over. We have faced and overcome the challenges of rebuilding a great city after fire, war, and disasters—both natural and manmade. With the Tricentennial, we now have the opportunity to celebrate the hard work of generations of New Orleanians who have made us one of the world’s most authentic and beloved cities and to remember the fullness, richness, and diversity of our history as it should have always been remembered.
The 300th Anniversary not only marks where we have been, but also sets the course for where we are going. Our city is becoming safer, schools are improving, and our economy is getting stronger—but we still have work to do in building a bridge to the next 300 years. We are building a new airport, redeveloping our storied riverfront, and creating a 21st century medical corridor. These efforts, among many others, are creating a pathway to prosperity for all the citizens of New Orleans and securing for the future a NEW New Orleans—where everyone individually does well and, as a result, we as a community do well. Our work toward 2018 has been 300 years in the making. We welcome you to join us in commemorating the past and creating the future.