The Historic New Orleans Collection


The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Founded in 1966, THNOC has helped local residents and visiting tourists better understand the multicultural history of the region through thought-provoking exhibitions; original books, periodicals, and articles; and its public research center. In addition, it offers a robust programming schedule and an extensive array of educational resources for teachers and students of all levels. 

Current Exhibitions

“Yet She Is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878–1970

April 28, 2023 to November 5, 2023

Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition

November 15, 2022 to March 1, 2023

French Quarter Life: People and Places in the Vieux Carré

February 8, 2022 to February 28, 2023

French Quarter History Galleries

Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean / La Nueva Orleans y el Caribe españoles: A bilingual exhibition / Una exposición bilingüe

October 20, 2022 to January 22, 2023

The Louisiana History Galleries

Junebug Productions

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Junebug Productions emerged from the Free Southern Theater in 1980 with a mission to create and support artistic works that question and confront inequitable conditions that have historically impacted the Black community. Through interrogation, we challenge ourselves and those aligned with the organization to make greater and deeper contributions towards a just society.

In The News

New York’s Urban Bush Women and Junebug develop a site-specific version of ‘Haint Blu’ in New Orleans (Gambit)


People for Public Art

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People for Public Art


The purpose of People for Public Art is to fund, create, and document works of public art for the City of New Orleans and beyond. We are artist-run and community-informed. We use this platform to create works of art that reflect the stories of the people. We believe that public artwork should be anchored by social justice, and preserve narratives that are in danger of being silenced.

Students at People for Public Art

In The News

House float becomes a permanent tribute to the women of New Orleans music (The Times-Picayune/

City of New Orleans announces funding for graffiti removal (

‘They’re not forgotten’: A year later, Hard Rock Hotel collapse victims remembered with banners (The Times-Picayune/

Whitney Plantation

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Whitney Plantation educates the public about the history and legacies of slavery in the United States. Visitors to the museum will learn about the history of slavery through a combination of exhibits, an hour and 15-minute tour, and conversations with our staff. 

Students at the Whitney Plantation

In The News

Video interview with Whitney Plantation founder John Cummings for The Atlantic

Telling the Story of Slavery (The New Yorker)

New Museum Depicts ‘The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb’ (NPR)

Whitney Plantation museum confronts painful history of slavery (CBS News) logo

Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the levee breaches of 2005.

In The News

Member of featured in Gambit‘s Frontline People Awards (Darren McKinney, pg. 15) breaks ground on new headquarters; commemorates 15th anniversary of hurricane katrina and announces call for $500k fundraising (Shibusa Systems)

Laura Paul talks about’s new food pantry in the Lower 9th Ward (Gambit)

Executive Director Laura Paul hosts Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit on the 13th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Explore’s Rebuild Projects

Reginald Moses is a sheriff for the New Orleans Police Department. Reginald inherited his house on Delery Street after Katrina from his grandparents. His grandfather built the house in 1971 and during the rebuilding process, Reginald wanted to keep as much of the original work as possible. The property is not just a home, but a token and memorial to his grandparents. 

This full rebuild began in March 2019. This summer, we’ve put on a new roof, put sheetrock up in all the bedrooms, and built a fence around the property. Next up is taping and mudding all rooms, and finishing installation of sheetrock in the kitchen!