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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Civic Theatre plus …

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join us for Mike Birbiglia "Thank god for Jokes" Comedy tour 2014. more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

THNOC to host final event celebrating Samuel Wilson Jr. centennial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Lauren Noel
The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 556-7655
laurenn@hnoc.org

Vicki Voelker
Gambel Communications 
(504) 324-4242
vicki@gambelpr.com


THNOC to host final event celebrating Samuel Wilson Jr. centennial

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: "‘Sympathy in His Touch and Reverence in His Heart': Samuel Wilson Jr.'s New Orleans," a lecture with Florence M. Jumonville, special collections librarian at the University of New Orleans

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, July 24

WHERE: Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.

HOW: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call

(504) 523-4662 or email wrc@hnoc.org. For more information, visit http://www.hnoc.org/. Reserved seats will be held until 6:20 p.m.; at that time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.

WHY: Samuel Wilson Jr. (1911-1993), noted preservationist, architect and architectural historian, was known as the Dean of Architectural Preservation in New Orleans. Closing out a year-long series of events celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday, Florence M. Jumonville will discuss his contributions to the preservation of the French Quarter.

Along with his business partner, Richard Koch, Wilson worked to restore hundreds of notable Louisiana structures, including the Cabildo, Pontalba Buildings, Ursuline Convent, Gallier House and San Francisco Plantation. He also helped establish many of the city's preservationist societies, including the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Preservation Resource Center, Friends of the Cabildo and Save Our Cemeteries.

Admission to the lecture is free. Call (504) 523-4662 or email wrc@hnoc.org to reserve seats or for more information. This event is presented in conjunction with AIA New Orleans, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, WLAE-TV and the Tulane School of Architecture.

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information about The Historic New Orleans Collection, visit http://www.hnoc.org/ or call (504) 523-4662.

 

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

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