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May 6, 2020
By Dave Walker, communication specialist

We talked to a locally based dialect coach about those infamous accents in The Big Easy. She gave us insight into Hollywood's portrayal of Louisiana.




April 9, 2020
By Nick Weldon, associate editor

Our staff members are often the ones studying major historic events, but sometimes we live through them. This is the story of our Associate Editor Nick Weldon who came down with COVID-19 at the height of the global pandemic.




March 25, 2020
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

Here in New Orleans, which has one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases in the country, we are adjusting to this new reality of life during a pandemic. This is how we're documenting it.




December 30, 2019
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

In 1997, a THNOC employee found a bullet in a courtyard that was fired into the air on New Year's Eve. The discovery came during a particularly fraught time in the history of New Year's celebrations in New Orleans.




December 27, 2019
By THNOC Staff

Looking back, we learned a lot this year about everything from peacocks, to a Catholic saint, to the Grateful Dead.




November 1, 2019
By THNOC staff

THNOC staff members discuss four recent additions to the museum's holdings, each touching on arts and artists in New Orleans.




September 18, 2019
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

A month ago, we wrote an article about THNOC’s acquisition of an iron pipe long buried beneath Bourbon Street. It quickly became the most popular story we have posted, so we thought our readers might enjoy hearing about another recently acquired piece of antiquated infrastructure—an original city water pipe made out of cypress wood. That’s right: wood.




August 31, 2019
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

Daniel Hammer became president and CEO of The Historic New Orleans Collection on July 1, 2019. He is the organization’s seventh director and the first to have been raised in New Orleans—and, as such, the first to have made a profession out of rooting for the Saints.




June 14, 2019
By THNOC Staff

The galleries at 520 Royal Street are a showcase for new and old—from cornerstones of THNOC’s collection to items acquired more recently to populate current exhibitions. Here are six treasures to be found at the newly expanded Historic New Orleans Collection.




May 3, 2019
By Emily Perkins, curatorial cataloger

Cataloger Emily Perkins looks at some of her favorite Tipitina’s posters and promotional pieces from the Michael P. Smith Collection




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