First Draft - Local Life

October 30, 2018
By Sarah Duggan, CIS coordinator and research curator

Making a keepsake out nof a loved one's hair may seem unusual now, but in the 19th century there was a trend to weave human hair into little memorials to the deceased.

October 15, 2018
By Dylan Jordan, interpretation assistant

New Orleans has its fair share of myths and ghost stories, but the truth is always stranger than fiction. These four local legends show you why.

October 8, 2018
By John Magill, former senior curator

The 18th Amendment outlawed the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the United States. New Orleans proved itself loathe to give up old habits.


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