The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
The 24th Williams Research Center Symposium
"Crescent City Sport"
January 18, 2020
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street

Sports captivate us with narratives of improbable upsets, great champions, and bitter rivalries. Sometimes the story extends beyond the field of play, instigating or mirroring broader social, economic, and cultural developments. In conjunction with the exhibition Crescent City Sport: Stories of Courage and Change, The Historic New Orleans Collection invites you to the 2020 Williams Research Center Symposium. Moderator Jim Henderson and a vibrant slate of speakers will address topics ranging from the indigenous sport of stickball to the birth (and eventual triumph) of the New Orleans Saints.

Registration Information

Register online or call (504) 598-7146.


General Admission $90
THNOC members $75
Student/Educator $50


Registration information

Seating is limited. Registration includes Friday evening and Saturday afternoon receptions, as well as refreshment breaks. Register online or by calling (504) 598-7146. Members who choose to register online: be sure to log in to your “My HNOC” account first, in order to access member rates!

Cancellation policy

To cancel your registration, submit a written statement with your name, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and order number (if applicable) to THNOC, Attn: CRM Specialist, 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cancellations may also be made by calling (504) 598-7146 or e-mailing Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after December 31, 2019.


Hotel Monteleone is offering a discounted rate of $199, plus tax, parking not included.  
For reservations call (504) 523-3341 or (800) 217-2033, or send a fax to (504) 528-1019, by December 18, 2019, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection Symposium.”


Premium Parking 145, at 716 Iberville Street, has an early bird rate (before 9 a.m.) of $9. Please note this rate is not valid for overnight parking. Additional parking is available throughout the French Quarter and along the riverfront.

The 24th Williams Research Center Symposium, Crescent City Sport, is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from Baptist Community Ministries and ClearBridge Advisors, LLC. Additional support is provided by Becker Suffern McLanahan, Ltd.; Hotel Monteleone; St. Denis J. Villere & Co.; Bywater Woodworks, Inc., General Contractor; Beverly Katz, Landscape Designer; Milling Benson Woodward, LLP; and Morgan Stanley, Ziminsky Group. The companion exhibition is sponsored by the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation with additional support from Tulane University, Tulane University Athletics, and Allstate Sugar Bowl, as well as Amy and Chuck Lapeyre, David P. Schulingkamp, and Linda and Tommy Westfeldt II.