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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

April 5, 2019
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

When embarking on a building project that encompasses a restoration of an 1816 structure alongside brand-new construction, one may expect a few hiccups, discoveries, and surprises. The process of constructing THNOC’s new exhibition center at 520 Royal Street yielded all three.

January 30, 2019
By Malinda Blevins, interpretation assistant

Looking at someone's diaries is typically taboo, but for Malinda Blevins, Kemper Williams's own words helped to connect her with the man who co-founded the institution.

December 28, 2018
By THNOC staff members

We look back at significant moments and surprises from New Orleans's 300th birthday. Turns out, working around here is pretty cool.

December 13, 2018
By Lydia Blackmore, decorative arts curator

Decorating THNOC's Royal Street properties is a favorite holiday tradition, but the stories behind the trees and ornaments go deeper than one might think.


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