The French Quarter, A Symposium
The symposium will take place on Saturday, January 19th, at the Hotel Monteleone. Focusing on the fascinating history of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhood, the 2019 Williams Research Center Symposium will address visual, social, and commercial elements found within the city’s original footprint.
Registration information and a full schedule are available online: https://www.hnoc.org/programs/wrc-symposium.
What To Expect
The 2019 Williams Research Center Symposium focuses on the fascinating history of New Orleans’s French Quarter. An array of scholars will present talks that address visual, social, and commercial elements of the original city of New Orleans and its oldest neighborhood. The symposium will offer a prelude to the series of galleries on the history of the French Quarter being dedicated and publicly opened in 2019 as part of THNOC’s much-anticipated expansion into the Seignouret-Brulatour building and old WDSU studio facility at 520 Royal Street.
A number of this year’s presenters are staff members (or former staff) of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Mark Cave, John H. Lawrence, John T. Magill, and Eric Seiferth share thoughts on collecting oral histories of French Quarter residents; the depiction of the French Quarter in photographs; the importance of the river, port, and commerce to the Vieux Carré through history; and the music of the neighborhood.
The 23rd Williams Research Center Symposium is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from ClearBridge Advisors, Inc. Additional support is provided by Baptist Community Ministries; Becker Suffern McLanahan, Ltd.; Bywater Woodworks, Inc.; Beverly Katz, Landscape Designer; Hotel Monteleone; Milling Benson Woodward, LLP; St. Denis J. Villere & Co.; Waggonner and Ball; Ziminsky Group at Morgan Stanley.