The Historic New Orleans Collection returns as a participant in

Twelfth Night Revelers pageant design

Twelfth Night Revelers pageant design (detail); created for January 6, 1871; watercolor by Charles Briton; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1975.117.9

This year, THNOC’s annual Mardi Gras-themed guided tours will take visitors through the Williams Residence.

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.

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