Now on View at 520 Royal Street

Captive State

Louisiana and the Making of Mass Incarceration


Museum: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Sunday 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Williams Research Center (WRC): Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (appointments encouraged)

The Reading Room at the WRC will be closed to the public June 24–August 3, 2024. During this period, email or call (504) 523-4662 ext. 2001 for assistance.

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Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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