The Historic New Orleans Collection’s educational outreach program brings history to life for the thousands of K–12, undergraduate, and graduate students throughout the region. The program offers direct presentations in the classroom, community programs, field trips to THNOC’s changing exhibitions and to the Louisiana History Galleries, and professional training workshops for teachers. To schedule a field trip, please contact Rachel Gaudry, Curator of Education, at or 504-556-7669. We will not accommodate unscheduled field trips. 


Virtual Field Trips 

Learn about our virtual field trips and other distance learning resources. 


Family Activity Kits 

Click here for kits with activities & resources for history enthusiasts of all ages!


Education Resources

The THNOC website includes lesson plans, resource sets, videos, and other resources for teachers and students of Louisiana history.


Teacher Advisory Council

This cohort of educators helps to shape and refine the programs and resources produced by THNOC’s education department. TAC members will advise on curriculum, exhibition resources, professional development programs, field trips, and other initiatives.  


Field Trips

The Historic New Orleans Collection welcomes school children of all ages free of charge, but reservations are required for groups of any size. Field trip requests can be made by contacting Rachel Gaudry, Curator of Education, at or 504-556-7669. We will not accommodate unscheduled field trips. 


Upcoming Events 

THNOC offers educator workshops, webinars, and other programs for educators and students. 


Student Programs

Learn about opportunities for internships and service learning at THNOC. 


Student Writing Contest

Read winning essays from previous years. 


Museum Lab

During this week-long camp, participants will go behind the scenes and get hands-on experience in curating an exhibition. THNOC staff will lead campers through the process of crafting a topic, conducting research and writing interpretive text, and designing an exhibition.