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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 25, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Canal Street Lighting…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Pub Quiz

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

The Hotel Modern…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014
Gather for brunch at Tivoli & Lee this Thanksgiving Day! Executive Chef… more

Turkey Day Race 5…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

An Evening of…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for an evening of elegance with Lalah Hathaway, Najee, and Kindred The… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Editor of rare, uncensored account of French colonial New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contacts:
Lauren Noel
(504) 556-7655
laurenn@hnoc.org
Vicki Voelker
(504) 324-4242
vicki@gambelpr.com

Editor of rare, uncensored account of French colonial New Orleans
to present at two locations in June
Historian to discuss The Historic New Orleans Collection's latest publication

May 2013 | New Orleans, LA - Historian Erin M. Greenwald will discuss and sign copies of The Historic New Orleans Collection's latest publication, "A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies," at two locations in New Orleans during the month of June. The latest book from the independent publisher presents the fascinating, uncensored travelogue of Marc-Antoine Caillot, a Frenchman who ventured to the Gulf Coast in 1729 at the age of 21.

With insight and humor, Caillot recounts episodes major and minor-from New Orleans's earliest recorded Carnival celebration to the Natchez massacre to his own string of pranks and romantic escapades. Greenwald spent several years investigating the original document, embarking on her own journey to nine archives in France, several in the United States and deep into THNOC's own holdings to trace Caillot's life, his manuscript and even portions of his journey.

The original document-which Caillot illustrated with his own watercolors of ship scenes, fish and maps-is one of the most significant finds in French colonial history in well over a century and is now part of THNOC's permanent holdings. The book, which retails for $40, will be available for purchase at each event and is also available at The Shop at The Collection. See below for event details.

Wednesday, June 12

Maple Street Book Shop in East Carrollton

7529 Maple St.

6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (504) 861-2105 or visit www.maplestreetbookshop.com for details.

Tuesday, June 18                                         

Cita Dennis Hubbell Branch of the New Orleans Public Library in Algiers Point

Temporary location: 225 Morgan St. 

6:30-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (504) 366-0657 or visit www.hubbelllibrary.org for details.

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