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November 17, 2023

Highlights from the Disney Imagineers’ Carnival-themed show-and-tell at THNOC.

October 5, 2023
Terri Simon, associate editor

From neoclassical architecture to street names, southern Louisiana is full of references to the Roman Empire.

September 29, 2023
Mallory Taylor, associate curator

For decades, studio photographer John E. Kuhlman spent his free time taking pictures of jazz musicians. THNOC is now home to that part of his archive.

July 13, 2023
Kurt Owens, Visitor Services interpreter

THNOC's Aeolian organ harkens back to a decadent era in musical history.

July 7, 2023
Collin Makamson, education specialist

A product of New Orleans, Simmons sweated his way to spotlight.

June 22, 2023
Albert Dumas Jr., visitor services assistant/receptionist

Explore interesting connections hidden in the painter's portraits of the wealthy elite in Spanish New Orleans.

June 1, 2023
Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

Before stereos and Spotify were commonplace, much of people’s musical lives happened at home. Music boxes, soirées musicales, and more in this survey of homemade music before the broadcast era.

May 25, 2023
Mark Cave, senior historian

In a substantial new acquisition, the archive of artist Bunny Matthews comes to The Historic New Orleans Collection.

April 20, 2023
Sarah Duggan, DAGS project manager

Wondering why Baton Rouge's Old State Capitol is a castle? It's because of the Gothic Revival craze that took Louisiana by storm.

April 12, 2023
By Terri Simon, associate editor, and Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

Is there any instrument more American than the banjo? In art, music, and even clocks, the legacy of the banjo abides.



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