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"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 26 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 26 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 26 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 26, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 26 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 26, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

Live Opera…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Opera Returns to Bourbon Street. Enjoy FREE opera entertainment at the Puccini… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 26 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Be a key member of the Ogden Museum team by serving as a Docent! An Ogden… more

Opera on Tap

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Now in its 10th season, Opera on Tap presents the finest young local and… more

Oscar and The Blues…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
This bands plays Blues music, which guest musicians will sit in and play with… more

Royal Carriages…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us in celebrating Royal Carriages 75th Anniversary. For  the first… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 26 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more

The Maison Presents -…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 26 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

THNOC participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day

Media Contact:
Anne Robichaux, The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7137 |

Erin Meegan, High10 Media
(212) 918-2028 |


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 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 Museum of Art

Baton Rouge

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


  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum


  • Melrose Plantation

Port Allen

  • West Baton Rouge Museum


  • 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 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,, and

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