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January 5, 2022
By Molly Reid Cleaver, editor

Before Sharpe’s invention helped birth the entire signature-throw industry, he sailed around the world, sold paintings, wrote poetry, and studied ancient history.




December 31, 2021
By Dave Walker, communication strategist

Prospect.5 spotlights the intimate eye of George Dureau, photographer




December 30, 2021
By Molly Reid Cleaver, editor

THNOC pays homage to the groundbreaking entertainer and radio host, who passed away in August 2021.




December 10, 2021
By Lydia Blackmore, decorative arts curator

Forget public indecency. A 1960s pamphlet shares some timeless advice for catching throws—and we provide some updates for the 21st century.




November 19, 2021
By Cathe Mizell-Nelson

Were our ancestors glued to the mail like we are glued to our phones? The wealth of postcards with pedestrian information suggests that they may have been.




September 24, 2021
By Dave Walker, communication specialist

To get the inside story of brass bands and second lines, we talked to THNOC's own Douane Walpes, who tells us what it's like to play for the clubs and second liners on the streets.




July 9, 2021
By Molly Cleaver, editor

Nutria were once a valued member of Louisiana's wildlife family. Not anymore.




February 9, 2021
By Melissa Carrier, Eli A. Haddow, and Keely Merritt

COVID-19 may have canceled parades for 2021, but it couldn't erase Mardi Gras entirely. Creativity flourished around the Crescent City in the form of a new tradition: house floats.




January 31, 2021
By THNOC's Visitor Services Department

The food of south Louisiana has as many stories as it has flavors. We look into the backstories of some famous dishes, some of which may be surprising.




December 16, 2020
By Xiomara Blanco, Cecilia Hock, and Kurt Owens

In this video, Interpretation Assistant Kurt Owens discusses some of Kemper and Leila Williams's holiday traditions as well as their joy in the season.




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