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!

See a webinar you'd like to attend but can't make it? Miss a webinar but still want to watch it? Click here to request a recording of any of our VFT webinars.  

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

 


 

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 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

 


 

Group VFT Schedule

 

See a webinar you'd like to attend but can't make it? Click here to request a recording of any of our VFT webinars. 

 

Monday 11/30

10 a.m. CST

 

 

Reconstruction in New Orleans

Learn about what happened in New Orleans during and after the Civil War. We'll start in 1862, when federal troops captured the city, and end in 1867, with the desegregation of the city's streetcars. 

 

click here to register

 

 

Thursday 12/9

2 p.m. CST

 

 

 

Chat with Dhani Adomaitis and Dylan Jordan 

We'll chat with Dhani and Dylan from the Visitor Services department about THNOC's Fine Print Book Club. 

 

click here to register

 

 


Past Group VFTs

click here to request a recording of any past group VFT 

Tuesday 9/1

2 p.m. CST

Louisiana Indigenous History

Thursday 9/3

10 a.m. CST

Chat with Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

Wednesday 9/9

2 p.m. CST

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

Thursday 9/10

11 a.m. CST

Chat with Lydia Blackmore, decorative arts curator

Friday 9/18

2 p.m. CST

Chat with John H. Lawrence, director of museum programs 

Monday 9/21

2 p.m. CST

Louisiana Indigenous History 

Tuesday 9/22

10 a.m. CST

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

Wednesday 9/30

10 a.m. CST Louisiana Indigenous History

Monday 10/5

2 p.m. CST

Chat with Matt Farah, associate curator/exhibitions coordinator

Wednesday 10/14

2 p.m. CST 

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

Friday 10/16 10 a.m. CST

Exploring the Archive with Katherine Dunn, curatorial cataloguer

Monday 10/19 2 p.m. CST

Chat with Kelley Hines, associate registrar

Tuesday 10/20 10 a.m. CST

Chat with Amanda McFillen, programming manager

Monday 10/26

10 a.m. CST Exploring the Archive with Heather Green, reference associate
Friday 11/6 10 a.m. CST

Louisiana Indigenous History

Wednesday 11/11 10 a.m. CST

NOLA Community Chat with Leona Tate

Thursday 11/12 10 a.m. CST

NOLA Culture Connections: Dance

Thursday 11/19

2 p.m. CST NOLA Community Chat with Jeremy K. Simien