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New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

Jun 29 - 30, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

The Foundation…

Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jun 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

THNOC participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Anne Robichaux, The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7137 | anner@hnoc.org

Erin Meegan, High10 Media
(212) 918-2028 | erin@high10media.com

 

THNOC participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!
Sixteen Louisiana institutions offering free tours for one day only

September 2013 | New Orleans, LA - On Saturday, Sept. 28, The Historic New Orleans Collection will be among 16 Louisiana museums participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! 2013, offering free admission to anyone who downloads an online ticket.

            An annual celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Museum Day Live! reflects the spirit of the Smithsonian and emulates the free-admission policy of its Washington, D.C.-based facilities. Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors to Museum Day ticket holders free of charge for a day, encouraging support of these important educational centers.

      As a Museum Day Live! 2013 participant, THNOC will offer ticket holders free admission to its guided tours of the Williams Residence Tour or the Architecture and Courtyards Tour. The offer is good for only one tour, both of which are offered at 533 Royal St. at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

  • The Williams Residence showcases the elegant French Quarter home of THNOC's founders, General L. Kemper and Leila Williams, who purchased the 1889 two-story townhome in the late 1930s and furnished it with items from their world travels.
  • The Architecture and Courtyards Tour uses the seven historical structures that make up The Collection's Royal Street complex to illustrate the numerous architectural styles seen throughout the Vieux Carré, including a Creole Cottage, an American side-hall townhome and a Creole-Italianate townhome and three private courtyards.

How to Get A Museum Day Ticket

Fill out a simple online form to download your official Museum Day Live! 2013 ticket at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. One ticket provides museum access for two people to one participating institution. Only one admission card is permitted per household. Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry, and attendees must present the ticket upon arrival to gain free entry.

 

Participating Louisiana Museums


New Orleans

  • The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Hermann-Grima Historic House
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
  • Louisiana Children's Museum
  • National World War II Museum
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Alexandria

  • Alexandria Museum of Art

Baton Rouge

  • Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana State University Museum of Art

Lafayette

  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Melrose

  • Melrose Plantation

Port Allen

  • West Baton Rouge Museum

Shreveport

  • Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center

About The Historic New Orleans Collection

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, visit www.hnoc.org or call
(504) 523-4662.

About Smithsonian Media

Founded in 1970 with the launch of Smithsonian magazine, Smithsonian Media-comprising Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Publishing Digital Network, Smithsonian Books and advertising for Smithsonian Channel-allows the intellectually curious to indulge and engage their passions for history, the arts, science, the natural world, culture and travel. Smithsonian Media's flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, has a circulation of more than two million. This multimedia network is also affiliated with the world's most visited museum and research complexes at the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit www.smithsonian.com, www.airspacemag.com, and www.gosmithsonian.com.

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