French Market and Red Store; between 1841 and 1844; oil on canvas by Louis Dominique Grandjean Develle; The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection, THNOC, 1948.1

French Market and Red Store; between 1841 and 1844; oil on canvas by Louis Dominique Grandjean Develle; The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection, THNOC, 1948.1

January 19, 2019

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street

Registration opens November 20.
$50–$90
Visit https://www.hnoc.org/programs/wrc-symposium for details.

Register now!

The 2019 Williams Research Center Symposium focuses on the fascinating history of New Orleans’s French Quarter. An array of scholars will present talks that address visual, social, and commercial elements of the original city of New Orleans and its oldest neighborhood. The symposium will offer a prelude to the series of galleries on the history of the French Quarter being dedicated and publicly opened in 2019 as part of THNOC’s much-anticipated expansion into the Seignouret-Brulatour building and old WDSU studio facility at 520 Royal Street.

A number of this year’s presenters are staff members (or former staff) of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Mark Cave, John H. Lawrence, John T. Magill, and Eric Seiferth share thoughts on collecting oral histories of French Quarter residents; the depiction of the French Quarter in photographs; the importance of the river, port, and commerce to the Vieux Carré through history; and the music of the neighborhood.

Registration information and a full schedule are available online. Registration opens November 20.


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