First Draft - Politics and War

June 8, 2023
Story by Libby Neidenbach, interpretive training coordinator; video by Xiomara Blanco, media producer

Four locations where significant events took place during a century of women’s activism in New Orleans.

May 18, 2023
Emily Perkins, curatorial cataloger

In the first part of THNOC's "Coming to New Orleans" series, curatorial cataloger Emily Perkins puts immigration to New Orleans in the context of American history.

April 26, 2023
By THNOC Staff

Would Sylvanie Williams be proud of the state of women's rights in our country today? Read the moving responses of ten students, winners of the THNOC's 2023 student essay contest.

November 29, 2022
Story by Dylan Jordan, Visitor Services interpreter; video by Xiomara Blanco, media producer

Untangling the web of war, family ties, and secret pacts that brought Louisiana under Spanish control.

November 4, 2022
Story by Cecilia Hock, Visitor Services interpreter; video by Xiomara Blanco, media producer

Earlier historians called Alejandro O’Reilly an “executioner” because of his role in quelling the 1768 rebellion against Spanish rule. THNOC reevaluates the infamous governor’s legacy.

April 28, 2022
By Dave Walker, communication strategist

An iconic character's World War II service and its meaning to postwar audiences.

January 21, 2022
By THNOC Visitor Services

Ever wanted to take New Orleans History 101? While no intro course can be comprehensive, we've assembled 13 summaries of major themes, events, people, and places, with lots of links to further reading.

October 29, 2021
Nick Weldon, editor

A mysterious illness took the life of Oscar Dunn, the first Black man to serve as a lieutenant governor in US history. Now, 150 years later, we look back at the circumstances of his death and whether is was murder.

October 8, 2021
By Molly Reid Cleaver, editor

The full extent of the storm’s impact on coastal demographics remains to be seen, but for Louisiana’s indigenous people, it’s another wave in a long saga of forced migration and environmental adaptation going back hundreds of years.

August 27, 2021
By Molly Reid Cleaver, editor

Life in the colony of Mobile was precious, so why did Bienville, the de facto ruler, slash the salary of the only Midwife?


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