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 accomodate unscheduled field trips. 


Lesson Plans

The Historic New Orleans Collection offers free, downloadable lesson plans that draw on primary sources from THNOC's archival holdings.


Annotated Resource Series

Online resource sets provide teachers and students with direct access to primary sources from THNOC’s holdings. These digitized documents provide students with an introduction to archival research.


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 accomodate unscheduled field trips. 


Teacher Workshops

THNOC offers professional development workshops for educators several times per year.


Education Resources

The THNOC website includes videos, interactives, and other resources for teachers and students of Louisiana history.


Contributed Work

Download examples of curriculum and research possibilities created by teachers who have participated in workshops or students who have completed internships using THNOC resources.