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February 1, 2024
Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

The rich world of Masonic emblems and aesthetics, and the history of fraternal organizations behind them.




December 29, 2023
Mark Cave, senior historian, and Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

A new acquisition highlights the life and work of a leader of the Reconstruction-era civil rights movement in New Orleans.




December 8, 2023
THNOC Staff

A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans, a new exhibition at THNOC, explores how Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and similar organizations have shaped social, cultural, and civic life in the Crescent City.

 




November 17, 2023
THNOC Staff

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




November 3, 2023
Ivy Johnson, summer 2023 archives and special collections practicum intern

Items from the the Antoine’s Restaurant Collection shine light on a business, a family, and their place in New Orleans history.




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.




August 24, 2023
Lauren Goforth, 2023 DAGS fellow

An antique armoire gives insight into a New Iberia plantation's complicated history and road to preservation.




July 13, 2023
Kurt Owens, Visitor Services interpreter

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




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.




May 4, 2023
By Joseph Will and Ashanty Felipe, fall 2022 Black digital humanities interns

Two student scholars find answers—and questions—in their search for records of Black craftspeople in New Orleans.




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