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The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 2023 History Symposium: Democracy in Louisiana
April 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$20 – $75
Since becoming a state in 1812, Louisiana has participated in America’s bold experiment with democracy. In anticipation of American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, a traveling show from the Smithsonian Institution coming to THNOC in mid-June, our 2023 History Symposium explores how the democratic system has functioned in Louisiana and how key events have influenced our current political climate.
Moderator Dr. Pearson Cross and a vibrant slate of speakers will address topics ranging from the drafting of the first constitution and the politics of enslavement to the women’s suffrage movement in New Orleans and how Louisiana’s environment impacts public policy. The symposium also complements “Yet She Is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878–1970, a companion exhibition to American Democracy opening at THNOC on April 28.
The Hotel Monteleone has special rates for History Symposium guests.
Registration opens February 27 for THNOC members and March 6 for the general public. Visit hnoc.org/support/membership to become a member.