Events

Exhibitions

Spotlights

Current Exhibitions

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Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans

April 13–September 11, 2016
533 Royal St.

Since the founding of New Orleans, women have played an active role in shaping the city. The approaching tricentennial in 2018 provides an ideal opportunity for reflecting on the many women who fought for the welfare and rights of their fellow citizens and the preservation of the city’s rich heritage. (more…)

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Money, Money, Money! Currency Holdings from The Historic New Orleans Collection

May 17–October 29, 2016
WRC, 410 Chartres Street

American banknotes in the twenty-first century are recognizable for their uniform size, green ink, built-in anti-counterfeiting features, and universal acceptance as the United States’ only paper money. (more…)

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“Merry as the Day Is Long”: Shakespeare’s Hand in New Orleans

May 3–August 7, 2016
WRC, 410 Chartres Street

April 23, 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the most famous writer in the history of the English language. To commemorate this event, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, has assembled a traveling exhibition of the Bard’s first printed collection of works, known as the First Folio and considered one of the most valuable books in the world. The exhibition is visiting all fifty states, and the Newcomb Gallery at Tulane University represented Louisiana, hosting the First Folio May 9–31, 2016. To show support for this wonderful cultural opportunity, THNOC presents “Merry as the Day Is Long”: Shakespeare’s Hand in New Orleans, a small-scale exhibition at the Williams Research Center examining the lasting influence of Shakespeare’s life and work in New Orleans. (more…)

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The Seignouret-Brulatour House: A New Chapter

Now on view.
533 Royal St.

When New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial in 2018, the Seignouret-Brulatour House at 520 Royal Street will enter a new chapter in its long and varied existence. (more…)

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The Anne and Dick Stephens Collection of Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts

Now on view
533 Royal St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce the donation of more than 300 hand-carved decoys and other works of art by southeastern Louisianan craftsmen. (more…)

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THNOC exhibition at Louisiana Children’s Museum

Tues–Sat, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Sun, noon–4:30 p.m.
420 Julia Street

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Expanding on LCM’s current architecture exhibit, a new display located on the second floor will teach children ages 4 through 10 about 19th-century life in the French Quarter through recreations of some of THNOC’s properties. (more…)