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 fill in the online form. We will not accommodate unscheduled field trips. 


Student Essay Contest

Students in grades 6–12 are invited to submit an entry for THNOC's first Student Essay Contest! This program is a great opportunity for students across the United States to share their perspectives on historical change in their community. The deadline to enter is March 13, 2020.


Curator Camp

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.


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 hereWe will not accommodate unscheduled field trips. 


Upcoming Events 

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


Education Resources

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


Student Programs

Learn about opportunities for internships and service learning at THNOC.