Events

Exhibitions

Spotlights

Events at The Collection

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For reservations or for more information, call (504) 523-4662.

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Rites, Rituals and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Tues.–Sun., Jan. 6–Feb. 24
533 Royal St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection will once again offer a Carnival-themed tour of its Louisiana History Galleries at 533 Royal Street. (more…)

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From the Queen City to the Crescent City: Cincinnati Furniture in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley, 1825–1900

Wednesday, Feb. 1 • 6 p.m.
533 Royal St.

On Wednesday, February 1, Andrew Richmond, President/CEO, Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals in Ohio, will explore the distribution of Cincinnati furniture to New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley from 1825 to 1900. (more…)

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Guidebooks to Sin Book Release

Friday, February 3 • 5:30–8 p.m.
Hotel Monteleone & 533 Royal St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans by Pamela D. Arceneaux, with a foreword by Emily Epstein Landau. (more…)

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22nd Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning

Saturday, February 4 • 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St.

Though the citizens of New Orleans may not have known it at the time, the year 1917 was a pivotal moment in the city’s history. The first jazz recording, “Livery Stable Blues,” was released, and Storyville, the famed red-light district, closed. One hundred years later, the 2017 Williams Research Center Symposium, Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning, examines the ways in which the neighborhood and the musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world. (more…)

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“Building a History of Photography: Clarence John Laughlin’s Collection”

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 6 p.m.
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

On Wednesday, February 8, Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will explore the personal history that emerges from Clarence John Laughlin’s collection of photographs assembled over the course of his career from photographers including Man Ray, Edward Weston and Carlotta Corpron.  (more…)

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11th annual concert with the LPO

Wednesday, February 15 • 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Cathedral

In 2007 The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra introduced a program to highlight Louisiana’s classical musical legacy. Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage is both an educational experience for elementary students and a concert for music lovers.

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Clarence John Laughlin documentary double feature

Saturday, March 4 • 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

Featuring The Phantasmagorical Clarence John Laughlin by Gene Fredericks and Clarence John Laughlin: An Artist with a Camera by Michael Frierson and Michael Murphy

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