The Historic New Orleans Collection's virtual field trips (VFTs) are free and open to the public.

There are two ways to experience a VFT: join a pre-scheduled group VFT or request a one-on-one VFT for your class! 

 

One-on-one VFTs

  • can be done via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. 
  • will include more interactive elements than group VFTs. 
  • cover a variety of topics—see descriptions here. You can select one of our topics or request a custom topic. 
  • require a registration form.

 

Click here for pre- and post-VFT resources!

You can now access recordings of all past VFTs here! 

Questions? Feedback? Please email us at education@hnoc.org—we'd love to chat with you! 

 


Group VFT Schedule

 

Friday 

26 February 

2pm CST 

Discover post-Civil War New Orleans with THNOC staff. Learn about the desegregation of New Orleans' streetcars in 1867, examine maps and objects from THNOC's holdings, and more.

click here to register

 

 


 

VFT Descriptions

Join education staff in an exploration of some of the people who lived in Louisiana long before Europeans settled the land. Learn about Bulbancha and how it was a land of diversity and trade. Listen to a Chitimacha legend about the origins of Bayou Teche and create an artistic interpretation of the legend. 

  • 30 minutes

  • Best for grades K–5

Take a virtual tour of THNOC’s exhibition Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade. Experience a virtual walking tour of sites connected to the domestic slave trade in New Orleans, and explore an amazing repository of first-person accounts from formerly enslaved people. 

  • 40 minutes

  • Best for grades 6–12

Get to know the fantastic people who work behind the scenes at THNOC and ask them anything! These fun and informal virtual experiences are a great way for students to learn about museum careers and see what it takes to bring collections to life through research, exhibitions, and books. Special guests will change each week, so please check out our schedule for descriptions of each VFT. Curators, social media wizards, program managers, and historians will share their favorite items and what they find fascinating in their work.

  • 30 minutes

  • Great for all grades

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes at a historical archive? This virtual experience with THNOC staff introduces students to the archive and how thousands of items are cared for and shared.

  • 30 minutes

  • Great for all grades

 

We're excited to welcome guests from our community to chat with us during these VFTs! Special guests will change each week, so please check out our schedule for descriptions of each VFT.

  • 30 minutes

  • Great for all grades

 

During these VFTs, THNOC staff and special guests will chat about a particular aspect of New Orleans' unique culture. Each Culture Connections VFT will be different, so please check out our schedule for descriptions.

  • 30 minutes

  • Great for all grades

 

Discover post-Civil War New Orleans with THNOC staff. Learn about the desegregation of New Orleans' streetcars in 1867, examine maps and objects from THNOC's holdings, and more. 

  • 30 minutes

  • Best for grades 6–12

 


 

Past Group VFTs

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