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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 22 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 22, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Oct 22, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

East of the…

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 22 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 22, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Maison Dupuy Hotel’s…

Oct 22 - 22, 2017
Sundays don't get any better than this in New Orleans! Locals & visitors… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 22 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

Toups South Presents…

Oct 22 - Dec 31, 2017
Join us at Toups for Sunday Brunch! Sunday Brunch at Toups South just got… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 23, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
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Dinner with a…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join James Linn, curator of The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World… more

Live in Concert:…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join one of New Orleans' most innovative musicians, Christian Scott aTunde… more

Newman Arts and the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic N.O.…

Oct 24 - 29, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 22 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Seasonal Tour Examines the History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT
"Rites, Rituals and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans," a special themed tour of THNOC's Louisiana History Galleries

WHEN
Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, 2017
Tours will be offered daily at 11 a.m.
*Please note THNOC will be closed Saturday, Feb. 25-Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

WHERE
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St.
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

HOW
Admission is $5, free for THNOC members. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.

WHY
The Historic New Orleans Collection will once again offer a Carnival-themed tour of its Louisiana History Galleries at 533 Royal St.

THNOC's Louisiana History Galleries use items from the institution's vast permanent holdings to explore the evolution of Louisiana from its precolonial days to the present. These galleries are typically open for self-guided tours, but for "Rites, Rituals and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans," THNOC's docents will lead visitors on a journey through time to discover the city's Carnival traditions. The tour begins with celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial periods and in the early days of statehood and continues through the development of parading krewes, like Comus and Rex, to the arrival of Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians, and concludes with today's popular superkrewes.

THNOC will begin offering "Rites, Rituals and Revelry" tours on Friday, Jan. 6, the first official day of the Carnival season. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is available at 11 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday, until Feb. 24. Admission is $5 or free for THNOC members. Free self-guided tours of THNOC's Louisiana History Galleries are available Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Historic New Orleans Collection-Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future

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