The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
The 24th Williams Research Center Symposium

"Crescent City Sport"

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street


9 a.m.



10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Daniel Hammer, Executive Director/President

Jim Henderson, former sports director of WWL-TV

10:15 a.m.

Riding a Tandem Down St. Charles Avenue: How the Bicycle Changed Women’s Lives in New Orleans and Beyond During the 1890s
Sue Macy, Independent Author

11 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m.

Ala-Cous Stickball: Revitalizing a Historic Sport
Krista Langley, Natural Resource Specialist, USDA Forest Service


Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m.

Post-lunch remarks
John H. Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs

1:45 p.m.

The Olympic Club of New Orleans
S. Derby Gisclair, author

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

All the Lovers of the Sport Should Meet in New Orleans: Slavery and Freedom at the Racetrack
Katherine Mooney, James P. Jones Associate Professor of History, Florida State University

3:30 p.m.

A Conversation with John Mecom Jr., founding owner of the Saints
with Mark Cave, Oral Historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection

4 p.m.

Closing remarks

4:15 p.m. Reception
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street