Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans by Howard Philips Smith (University Press of Mississippi, 2017)

Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans by Howard Philips Smith (University Press of Mississippi, 2017)

On Wednesday, January 31, author Howard Philips Smith will give a presentation on his new book Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans (University Press of Mississippi, 2017).

Mardi Gras costume design; 1970; watercolor by Larry Youngblood; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2013.0131.2

Mardi Gras costume design; 1970; watercolor by Larry Youngblood; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2013.0131.2

Join fine art and textile artist Ellen Macomber for a Mardi Gras Headdress workshop at THNOC. Participants will leave with their own creations. Admission is $65 and includes materials, work station, and tools.

Dianne Honore; photograph by Cedric Ellsworth, NOLA Vieux Photography

Dianne Honoré; photograph by Cedric Ellsworth, NOLA Vieux Photography

Dianne Honoré, founder of the Black Storyville Baby Dolls, will present a lecture on the history and culture of the New Orleans Baby Dolls tradition at THNOC on Tuesday, January 30.

Join us Saturday, December 9, for Member Appreciation Day, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., when current THNOC members will save 20% on all in-store purchases at The Shop at The Collection.

Williams Residence

Williams Residence

Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will once again offer Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence.

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