Current Exhibitions

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From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long

April 14–October 11, 2015
533 Royal St.

September 10, 2015, marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Huey P. Long (1893–1935), one of the most visible, influential, and controversial political figures in Louisiana history. (more…)

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Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865

March 17–July 18, 2015
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

In 1808, America abolished the international slave trade, ending the export of people from the African continent to the Americas. The domestic slave trade, however— the buying and selling of slaves within the U.S.—continued until the close of the Civil War in 1865. (more…)

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Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010–2014

January 10–May 13, 2015
Laura Simon Nelson Galleries
400 Chartres St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is celebrating four years of recent acquisitions and two years of its newest exhibition space, the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries, with an exhibition of more than fifty works of Louisiana art, including paintings and decorative arts.


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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…)