Ranch house, with Hurricane Katrina X-code marking, adjacent to Valero oil refinery, Meraux; 2015; ©Richard Sexton; The Historic New Orleans Collection, acquisition made possible by the G. Henry Pierson Jr. Photography Fund, 2015.0364.48

Ranch house, with Hurricane Katrina X-code marking, adjacent to Valero oil refinery, Meraux; 2015; ©Richard Sexton; The Historic New Orleans Collection, acquisition made possible by the G. Henry Pierson Jr. Photography Fund, 2015.0364.48

April 1, 2020

6 p.m.; extended exhibition hours 4:30–6 p.m

520 Royal Street

Admission is free, and reservations are required. Register online at my.hnoc.org or call (504) 598-7146.

This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak; a new date is not available at this time.

For centuries, inhabitants have sought to shape, control, and harness the Mississippi River. THNOC’s current publication and exhibition, Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River,  challenges audiences to confront the paradoxes that occur when nature, industry, and communities overlap and entangle. Join us as photographer Richard Sexton, author Paul Schneider, and THNOC’s John Lawrence discuss historical perceptions of the river and reflections on how we live, work, and experience it today.