THNOC exhibition at Louisiana Children’s Museum
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.
Visitors will stroll through a reproduction of the Merieult House carriageway—THNOC’s principal building on Royal Street—into a working courtyard, where they can wash and hang laundry, feed animals and participate in other hands-on activities. Children can also role-play as shopkeepers inside a model of a 19th-century general store.
In addition, six small-scale reproductions of other THNOC buildings recreate the environment of the French Quarter and offer a closer look at life and architecture in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Through its innovative use of social studies, technology and urban planning lessons, the LCM exhibition introduces THNOC’s resources and facilities to a new generation.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is located at 420 Julia Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets. Museum hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon–4:30 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults and children one year of age and older. Museum members are admitted free. Visit www.lcm.org to learn more about LCM or call (504) 523-1357.