The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are free and open to students of all ages.

There are two ways to experience a VFT: 

  • Join a pre-scheduled, webinar-style group VFTNo audio or video will be enabled for participants, but students are welcome to use the Chat function throughout the presentation.
  • Request a custom, one-on-one VFT for your class. We'd love to create a special experience just for your students!  Please give us two weeks' notice to create custom VFTs. Contact Rachel Gaudry at to begin the process.

Free ASL interpretation is available for all virtual education programs. Please let us know how we can accommodate the needs of your group.

Upcoming Virtual Field Trips

Community Chat with Big Chief Brian Harrison-Nelson

Photos courtesy of Brian Harrison-Nelson
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
2:30 -3:30 pm
All ages welcome

This Community Chat discussion will feature New Orleanian Big Chief Brian Harrison-Nelson, the grandson of the late Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. Harrison-Nelson isone of the youngest big chiefs in the history of the New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indian Nation. He is a graduate of the MFA program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and his thesis film, Keeper of the Flame, has received local, national, and international awards and honors. His musical career has been deeply influenced through close ties to iconic figures in New Orleans Music. Included in this group of mentors are Danny Barker, Ernie Vincent, Rick B, Big Chief Donald Claude Sr, and Mia X.  This discussion will explore Harrison-Nelson's upbringing in Mardi Indian culture, experience in documenting this culture, and his musical style. 

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Past Virtual Field Trips

Browse our playlist of VFTs on YouTube or click on a link below to watch a recording of a past group Virtual Field Trip!