Sunday, August 30, 2009

Joan for Mayor T-Shirts are a reality!

Look for these tshirts to be on sale exclusively at POP CITY across from the Joan of Arc statue at St. Phillip and Decatur Streets. Partial proceeds benefit The Joan of Arc Project and krewe members will receive a discount. These will be on sale by Labor Day weekend. Email any special orders to me at

I really have Brad Pitt to thank for this..if a well-meaning Hollywood actor can be nominated for New Orleans mayor and have a tshirt made for him, why can't we run our unofficial patron saint of the City? After all, she's got a statue. Brad just has tshirts.

(Who knows, it's possible that in the end Joan endorses Brad...we'll have to wait and see what her Voices say..she had the power to get the Dauphin crowned, remember? Behind every good male candidate is...)

Thank you Tom Harvey for the awesome design! And thank you Rhonda at Pop City for being our tshirt goddess!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The French Embassy loves us!

For the second time this year, the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. has covered our Joan of Arc activities in their monthly newsletter, News from France.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shaw's SAINT JOAN to be discussed September 16th

Join us September 16th for our second gathering of the Joan of Arc Book Club at Garden District Book Shop on Prytania Street from 6-7:30 p.m. You can get a copy of the play at a discount at the store:

The event is free and the spirit is one of open discussion. Many who joined us last time came to ask questions about the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc...some came to tell stories about Joan and/or her statue in the Quarter, and to express their thoughts about her as a perfect icon for New Orleans. Indeed, it's just as much a Joan of Arc fan club as anything...and an informal way to get together if you are curious about Joan!

We look forward to opening the discussion this time with the reading of parts of Shaw's play by local actors. Please join us and bring a friend. It's great if you come prepared to discuss and react to the play, but we welcome anyone who just wants to sit in and enjoy the conversation.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bienville House offers special JEANNE D'ARC RATES!

Pass it on to your friends and family coming into town for the fete and parade! Our sponsor hotel is holding rooms just for them...stay at our fete and parade headquarters, walk out the door and right to the Bienville statue on January 6th for the parade's beginnings! Centrally located in the French Quarter, gorgeous boutique hotel with lots of character...lovely courtyard and great restaurant, Iris. Walking distance to everything you'd need above and beyond our fabulous festivities. Link here for reservations and more hotel info:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our parade is five months away!

Tomorrow is August 6th and that marks five months till we get's sweltering here in New Orleans and hard to imagine wearing wool and velvet, armor and leather...but alas! Now's the time to contact us to secure your spot.

If you wish to become a member of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, or want to present at the Joan of Arts Fete please contact Amy at

Membership will remain open through October but will need to confirm our participants no later than November 1st, All Saints' Day!

As for the Fete, the schedule will be finalized by October 3rd, three months from the Fete.

Thanks for your interest in the Maid of Orleans, and we hope to see you when the weather cools!