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17th Annual Martin…

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Alliance Francaise

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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

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New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

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Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

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Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

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Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

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Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Andrew Block. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 31 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Monster Jam

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Monster Jam returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! A few trucks at this year's… more

Pilates in the…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for Pilates in the Sculpture Garden, among NOMA's outstanding… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
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House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
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Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
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Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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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