There are two ways to take a free Virtual Field Trip (VFT) to The Historic New Orleans Collection: join a group VFT or request a one-on-one VFT for your class! 

Registration for group VFTs will close at 9am on the day of the VFT.

  • 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

 


 

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. 

 

Thursday 9/24

 

10 a.m. CST

 

Chat with Amanda McFillen, programming manager

Join us to hear Amanda talk about how she works with THNOC staff to create awesome public programs! We'll discuss ways to plan brainstorming sessions and techniques for creating programs for a variety of audiences.

 

 

click here to register 

 

Monday 9/28

 

10 a.m. CST

 

Louisiana Indigenous History 

 

 

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Monday 10/5

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Chat with Matt Farah, associate curator/exhibitions coordinator

Join us for a chat with Matt! He'll give us an inside look at the many moving parts of creating an exhibition, plus a sneak peek at upcoming exhibits at THNOC.

 

 

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Wednesday 10/14

 

 

2 p.m. CST

 

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

 

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Friday 10/16

 

 

10 a.m. CST

 

Exploring the Archive with Katherine Dunn, curatorial cataloguer

 

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Monday 10/19

 

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Chat with Kelley Hines, associate registrar

 

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Monday 10/26

 

 

10 a.m. CST

 

Exploring the Archive with Heather Green, reference associate

 

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Wednesday 10/28

 

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Louisiana Indigenous History

 

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Past Group VFTs

 

Tuesday 9/1

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Louisiana Indigenous History

 

 

click here to request a recording of this webinar

 

 

Thursday 9/3

 

10 a.m. CST

 

Chat with Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

Join us to hear Eli talk about some of the favorite things he's come across when doing social media for THNOC

 

 

click here to request a recording of this webinar

 

Wednesday 9/9

 

2 p.m. CST

 

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

 

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Thursday 9/10

 

11 a.m. CST

 

Chat with Lydia Blackmore, decorative arts curator

Join us to hear Lydia tell behind-the-scenes stories about the Williams Residence and her role as Decorative Arts Curator.

 

 

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Friday 9/18

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Chat with John H. Lawrence, director of museum programs 

Join us for a show-and-tell of some mystery photographs from THNOC's collection! John Lawrence will discuss what we do know about these images and give us techniques for further investigation.

 

click here to request a recording of this webinar

 

Monday 9/21

 

2 p.m. CST

 

Louisiana Indigenous History 

 

 

click here to request a recording of this webinar

 

Tuesday 9/22

 

10 a.m. CST

 

New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

 

 

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