Historic New Orleans Collection

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11:45 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Historic New Orleans Collection Exhibit Examines Occupation Of City During Civil War

Commodore Farragut’s Squadron and Captain Porter’s Mortar Fleet Entering the Mississippi from Harper’s Weekly; May 17, 1862; print; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1978.205
The Historic New Orleans Collection

New Orleans, the largest and most prosperous city in the antebellum Deep South, spent the Civil War in fetters, occupied by Union troops in late April 1862.

The Historic New Orleans Collection's latest exhibit, "Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War", taps the experiences of ordinary men and women — Northerners and Southerners alike — during that time. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Mark Cave, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Senior Curator and Oral Historian, and asked him about this unique exhibit.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:02 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Mark Cave Remembers Dave Dixon: The First Who Dat

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Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, the Historic New Orleans Collection started seriously collecting oral histories. By 2009, the Collection moved on to The New Orleans Life Story Project.

Sharon Litwin recently spoke with Mark Cave, the HNOC's oral historian responsible for the project, and heard about his interview with Dave Dixon: the original Mr. Who Dat.

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The Reading Life
1:45 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

The Reading Life With An Old Collection And Young Writers

This week on The Reading Life: Book collector Edwin Blair and Historic New Orleans Collection curator Mark Cave talk about the new exhibit at the HNOC, "Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press," a fascinating slice of publishing history in New Orleans.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Reading Life With Nancy Harris, Don Quixote And The Historic New Orleans Collection Book Fair

This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is Beauty Eating Beauty. We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22.

And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Even 300 Years Ago, A 'Frat Boy' Ran Amok In New Orleans

Erin Greenwald spent five years translating and editing her latest book, available in conjunction with an exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
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In 2004, the Historic New Orleans Collection acquired a remarkable document written by Marc-Antoine Caillot a 21-year-old French adventurer who came to New Orleans almost 300 years ago. This travelogue, one of the most significant finds of its kind, has been translated into English and is now in print as a book.

On Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin talks to historian Erin Greenwald about this amazing and amusing documentation of life in French Colonial New Orleans.

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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
6:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Envisioning Louisiana: A Live Simulcast and Webcast

Join WWNO Wednesday night for a special live simulcast of the LPO concert event Envisioning Louisiana, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

The Louisiana Philharmonic, in collaboration with The Historic New Orleans Collection, presents a musical exploration of how composers have envisioned Louisiana's natural environment and how cultural exchanges between Europe and Louisiana have influenced music.

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Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Something Old, Something New; The Yat Dictionary; Tekrema Center; Camilla Franklin

  


  


This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Something Old, Something New; Client Service; Artspace; UNO-St. Claude Gallery

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll explore Something Old, Something New, an exhibit of new acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

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All Things New Orleans
7:46 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Poets, Politicians, Musicians, and Museums

What are the chances of Bobby Jindal becoming Mitt Romney's running mate? Just what exactly is the Historic New Orleans Collection? Where is America's newest poet laureate from? And can you remember song writer Bobby Charles' most memorable tune? We'll find out the answers on this edition of All Things New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

HNOC Offers Gateway to the Past

The location of the Historic New Orleans Collection is the 1792 Merieult House, one of very few surviving buildings from the Spanish Colonial period in New Orleans.

Five blocks into the French Quarter on Royal Street you'll find a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Although this institution is nearly 50 years old, it's often passed by tourists and locals alike.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with the director of this overlooked French  Quarter cultural experience.

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