To fulfill our mission to preserve the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South, The Historic New Orleans Collection offers a wide array of programming designed to appeal to members of our community as well as visitors. Whether for field trips or film screenings, for conferences or concerts, people of all ages and interests flock to our courtyards and halls for special events. 

Upcoming Events




The Historic New Orleans Collection’s educational outreach program brings history to life for the thousands of students in grades K–12 throughout the region. The program offers direct presentations in the classroom, community programs, field trips to The Collection’s changing exhibitions and to the Louisiana History Galleries, and professional training workshops for teachers.



The Historic New Orleans Collection's special events calendar offers a variety of programming that illuminate and celebrate Louisiana’s unique culture, history, and arts.



Through generous gifts from supporters, we are able to host three annual lecture series that complement some of The Collection’s archival riches: early jazz, Louisiana’s Spanish colonial period, and French culture in Louisiana.



The Historic New Orleans Collection frequently hosts concerts ranging from symphonic reflections on the New World to contemporary jazz or honky-tonk. In addition, our annual lectures in honor of jazz historian Bill Russell and Les Comédiens Français often include musical performances.


New Orleans Antiques Forum

This annual four-day program is nationally regarded as one of the premier events for antiques collectors and enthusiasts.


History Symposium

Distinguished historians share their insights with the public during an annual conference.


Food Forum

Featuring noted historians, writers, chefs, and culture bearers, THNOC's Food Forum programs present a wealth of information about what we eat and how our foods and customs have evolved. Past Food Forums have explored topics such as the histories of rum, coffee, pralines, and New Orleans’s world-famous festival foods.


Study Tours

Join THNOC for both regional bus trips and international study tours.



Scholars on staff at The Historic New Orleans Collection are available to present lectures on a variety of topics. Community organizations, conference/tour organizers, and professors are invited to schedule a lecture.