Interview date: 6.26.13
Jack Pruitt is the Director of Development and External Affairs for The Historic New Orleans Collection. One of Jack's responsibilities is running the annual New Orleans Antiques Forum. According to Jack, the first Forum began in 2008. He explains the purpose of the Forum and describes what the four day event entails. Over the years, the popular Forum has grown in size and scope, attracting participants from all over the country. Recently, The Louisiana Office of Tourism awarded a grant to the Forum for its contributions to tourism in Louisiana. The Forum theme for 2013 is Opulence and Intrigue: Exoticism in the 19th Century. Jack shares the list of speakers and touches on a few of the topics they will discuss. This year's Forum is from August 1- 4, 2013 at the Williams Research Center in the French Quarter.
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