November 15, 2019
By Mark Cave, senior curator

Here in New Orleans, the evolution of organized sports over the last 150 years has paralleled the fundamental transformations brought to the city after the Civil War.




November 8, 2019
By Emily Perkins, curatorial cataloger

Before he played Dr. Evil's son, Seth Green was a household figure in New Orleans for his role in a Rally's commercial that sparked a beloved Saints cheer.




June 4, 2019
By Eli A. Haddow, marketing associate

It was a hot June day in 1969, when for the first time, black and white kids dove into the Audubon Park swimming pool together, marking a symbolic victory for the civil rights movement in New Orleans.




May 16, 2019
By Kendric Perkins, education specialist

In the winter of 1857, a frenzy took over the city of New Orleans, and local chess prodigy Paul Morphy was right at the center of it. 




February 22, 2019
By Kurt Owens, interpretation assistant

A brief history of carnival throws shows the progression of Carnival-related projectiles over the last 150 years.




January 11, 2019
By Nick Weldon, associate editor

In 1866, at a time when horse racing was arguably the most popular sport in America, the New Orleans Times hailed Abe Hawkins as “probably the best rider on the continent.” Once enslaved on a Louisiana plantation, Hawkins, in just a few years, achieved fame and fortune, and changed the sport forever.




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.




November 15, 2018
By Sarah Duggan, CIS coordinator and research curator

Some practical furniture from the 19th century shows us how hosts dealt with the same Thanksgiving conundrums we face today.






 

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