Joan Lennox, one of #THNOC’s longest serving employees, retired today after 38 years at The Historic New Orleans Collection. When Joan started, the institution employed about 30 people, and now our staff numbers over 100. Almost all of them were here this afternoon to celebrate and reflect on her decades of service. As a Visitor Services Assistant, she has undoubtedly helped generations of visitors understand the history of Louisiana. Thank you, Joan! #museumlife #museumstaff #visitthnoc

Every so often, a 1792 structure needs a little #TLC. The Merieult House, #THNOC’s flagship location on Royal Street, got some new balcony boards this week. #historicpreservation #royalstreet #visitthnoc

Dress code update! #THNOC’s #CaillotCircle changing its look for Saturday’s “Cruising with Caillot” scavenger hunt bar crawl, which means that neckties👔 and high heels👠 are out and Hawaiian🏝 shirts and comfy shoes👟 are in. Join this young professional membership level to take part in events like this all year long. Current members: make sure you’ve signed up to save your spot. .
Clue 1: Start in our courtyard with an opening drink 🍹, break out those tiny umbrellas, and get ready to think. More info through our link in profile. #CruisinwithCaillot #barcrawl #visitthnoc

Toss the bubbly, and kick off those high heels. 🚫🥂🚫👠Cruising with Caillot won’t be #THNOC’s typical cocktail party. #CruisinwithCaillot #linkinprofile #nohighheels #umbrelladrinksonly #visitthnoc

Finally caught one of the newest historical markers (a 2-sided one) in New Orleans the other night after the Pride Parade. This marker, a result of efforts by the Committee to Erect Markers on the Slave Trade, provides information about the significant role New Orleans had in upholding the domestic slave trade as a major port and auction site following the 1808 end of the international slave trade. @visit_thnoc had a really interesting and well curated exhibit called “Purchased Lives” in spring 2015 that covered this information and that I was able to bring students to when our school was still in the French Quarter. #plaquepursuit #knowyourhistory #louisianahistory #neworleanshistory #THNOC

There’s no need to feel gilt-y for having the snazziest frame in the room.
Jenny Lind, pictured here, was a famed 19th-century opera singer who travelled to New Orleans in 1851. In a fit of Lind-sanity, the crowd greeting her at the dock was so overwhelming that she briefly retreated back into the ship she arrived on. Next Monday, #THNOC, along with the local Swedish consulate and @swedeninusa, will present a free recital celebrating Lind’s 13 memorable New Orleans performances. Join us for an evening with soprano Kine Sandtrø, the 2017 recipient of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s Jenny Lind Scholarship, and pianist Julia Sjöstedt who will perform Nordic folk music and operatic arias. More info through our link in profile. #gilt #jennylind #visitthnoc
🖼 Jenny Lind; ca. 1850; attributed to George Peter Alexander Healy; THNOC, 1979.23d

This month, #THNOC presents “Working for the Williamses” a special tour that tells the stories of the skilled men and women who managed the couple’s homes in New Orleans and Santa Barbara, CA. Our founders, Kemper and Leila Williams, employed a staff of eight: a chauffeur, butler, cook, housemaid, laundress, personal maid, secretary, and gardener. The tour adds another layer to the mid century home of the elegant couple, and is available at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday ($5 general admission, free for members). Book a tour today though our link-in-profile. .
📸 (2) Ike Chapman, Lillian Moore, Dorothy Quick, and Lawrence Jacobs; December 24, 1959; THNOC, Williams Residence working files

It’s a 🐦! It’s a ✈️! No, It’s a 🏗!!! Crews are moving heavy equipment into the worksite at #THNOC’s future exhibition center at 520 Royal St. with the help of this towering crane. A special thank you to all of our neighboring businesses for their patience during this project! #cranespotting #thnoc300 #nola300 .
📸 (1) Joe Shores (2) @curatorlydia

The Mississippi Aerial River Transit 🚠 system (or MART) was a signature element of the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans. #THNOC’s Williams Research Center houses a set of plans for the gondola system from 1983. Intended to be a permanent, low-pollution transit option between the Warehouse District and Algiers, the MART closed in 1985 due to low ridership. Despite the fond memories of locals, the fair itself—officially the Louisiana World Exposition—has the ignoble distinction of being the only worlds fair to declare bankruptcy during its run. #WRCwednesdays #worldsfair #gondolas #visitthnoc
Plans: by Hewitt Washington and Associates and Perez Associates, Studio Five, architects; THNOC, gift of Edwin Arnold, 1987.89.10

Early 20th century, meet early 19th century.
The Williams Research Center, left, was originally built as a police station and criminal court in 1915 while the Perrilliat House, right, dates to 1825. Both are now part of #THNOC’s Chartres Street campus. 📸@rachelkford #neworleansarchitecture #historicpreservation #frenchquarternola #visitthnoc

Memorial Day is a national holiday established to commemorate Americans who have died in military service. This summer, #THNOC will once again participate in Blue Star Museums to show appreciation for U.S. Military personnel and their families. Now through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five immediate family members will receive free admission to the Williams Residence tour and Architecture and Courtyard tour. For more information, visit our link in profile. #memorialday #bluestarmuseum #visitthnoc
📸American Flag displayed by Godchaux’s; May 8, 1945; THNOC, gift of Boyd Cruise, 1958.85.258

Repost from @visit_thnoc - Close those 🌂🌂🌂. #THNOC’s landmark tricentennial exhibition “New Orleans, the Founding Era” closes on SUNDAY, and it’s entirely indoors! And for this last weekend, we’re going to be extra generous and offer FREE ADMISSION for everyone! (We understand that admission is always free, we’re just holding your attention here). #nolafoundingera #nola300 #thnoc300

Close those 🌂🌂🌂. #THNOC’s landmark tricentennial exhibition “New Orleans, the Founding Era” closes on SUNDAY, and it’s entirely indoors! And for this last weekend, we’re going to be extra generous and offer FREE ADMISSION for everyone! (We understand that admission is always free, we’re just holding your attention here). #nolafoundingera #nola300 #thnoc300

Guided tours of the 🚲 Portage Bike Roll 2018 🚲 are now FULL, but maps are available for self-guided tours of this beautiful 🌳 art-filled 🖼 exploration. Pick up your map at #THNOC or @abicyclenameddesire, and stay tuned for more guided tours this fall with the opening of “Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina,” presented by The Helis Foundation. 📸 @bicyclenameddesire #artofthecitynola #biketours #visitthnoc

Citrus trees are incredibly common in homes across southeastern Louisiana. We have some here on Royal Street; how about you? Learn more about this Louisiana staple at #THNOC’s 2018 Culinary Symposium “Pulp Facts: Celebrating Citrus,” on Saturday, June 9. #PulpFacts #citrusfruit #visitthnoc

Whether it’s sliced 🍊, freezed 🍨, muddled🍹, baked 🍰, or squeezed 🍋, in south Louisiana, we find ways to incorporate our citrus. And yes, we know “freezed” isn’t really a word, but it rhymes. Join #THNOC on Saturday, June 9, for our 2018 Culinary Symposium “Pulp Facts: Celebrating Cirtus,” which will take an enlightening, entertaining, and a-“peel”-ing look at this diverse family of fruit. Following the talks, there will be an optional dinner at @napoleonhousenola (shown here). Link in profile! #pulpfacts #citrusfruit #louisianacuisine #visitthnoc

There is less than ONE WEEK LEFT to see “New Orleans, the Founding Era,” #THNOC’s landmark exhibition on the people who called the city home in its earliest years. Here, exhibition curator Erin Greenwald explains a 1726 panoramic view of the city by Jean-Pierre Lassus. Grand in scale and ambition, the work is an important visual record of New Orleans in its first decade—European, American Indian, and enslaved African people are all depicted here, as is the fledgling settlement, carved from wilderness. Come see this object and countless other unique artifacts before the exhibition closes this Sunday, May 27. #nolafoundingera #neworleanshistory #visitthnoc #doitthisweek
Image courtesy Archives nationale d’outre-mer

Calling all history buffs! Don’t miss @visit_thnoc ‘s Portage Bike Roll, tracing the historic overland route between #bayousaintjohn and the Mighty Mississippi! #theneworleans100 #beinthatnumber #linkinbio

Happy Haitian Flag Day! 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 New Orleans and Haiti have long been linked by economies, culture, and people. In 2006, #THNOC produced a major book and exhibition on these ties called “Common Routes.” That year, we celebrated Haitian Flag Day with Neg Diaspora, whose music and dance brought Haitian culture to the Royal Street courtyard. #haitianflagday #hiatianmusic #visitthnoc

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