The Historic New Orleans Collection’s educational outreach program brings history to life for the thousands of K–12, undergraduate, and graduate students throughout the region. The program offers direct presentations in the classroom, community programs, field trips to THNOC’s changing exhibitions and to the Louisiana History Galleries, and professional training workshops for teachers. To schedule a field trip, please fill in the online form


Lesson Plans

The Historic New Orleans Collection offers free, downloadable lesson plans that draw on primary sources from THNOC's archival holdings.


Annotated Resource Series

Online resource sets provide teachers and students with direct access to primary sources from THNOC’s holdings. These digitized documents provide students with an introduction to archival research.


Field Trips

The Collection welcomes school children of all ages free of charge. Field trips can include docent-led tours, special lectures, and guided visits to our research center.


Teacher Workshops

THNOC offers professional development workshops for educators several times per year.


Education Resources

The THNOC website includes videos, interactives, and other resources for teachers and students of Louisiana history.