The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 2023 History Symposium: Democracy in Louisiana

Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA

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 …

$20 – $75

24th Annual Bill Russell Lecture: The Banjo at the Crossroads of New Orleans and the Caribbean

The Historic New Orleans Collections 533 Royal Street, New Orleans

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Laurent Dubois and Don Vappie in conversation about the history of the banjo, an instrument that embodies the centuries-old cultural exchange between New Orleans and the Caribbean. The program will meld lecture, musical performance, and an archival show-and-tell on THNOC’s holdings related to the banjo. Laurent Dubois is the John …


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