Midlo Center Visiting Scholar Talk: Slavery in the Suburbs
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 12 -1 PM
Visiting Scholar Greg Beaman restores the identities of enslaved people whose labor built nineteenth-century New Orleans and documents how surveyors and builders doubly profited from their exploitation. In-person and on Zoom.
Melpomene Street Blues: Remembering a Central City Neighborhood
Friday, April 29th, 2022, 6 - 8 PM
Join the Midlo Center, Neighborhood Story Project, and PUNCTUATE at the Small Center's Open House for the book release of Melpomene Street Blues, exploring archaeological artifacts from "the Melph," a Central City neighborhood torn down in the 1960s to build the William J. Guste, Sr. Homes.
Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, January 6, 2022, 4:30 - 7 PM Exhibit On View: January 6 - February 13, 2022
A multi-media traveling exhibit about environmental issues affecting frontline communities, the historical roots of these issues, and strategies to transition from extractive environments to generative ones.
The Historic New Orleans Collection Virtual Field Trip: Environmental Justice Series, Part 2
Thursday, December 2, 2 - 3:15 PM
Michael Esealuka of Healthy Gulf, Joy Banner of The Descendants Project, and Imani Jacqueline Brown of Forensic-Architecture explore the environmental justice struggles communities face around the state of Louisiana.
The Historic New Orleans Collection Virtual Field Trip: Environmental Justice Series, Part 1
Wednesday, December 1, 2 - 3:15 PM
Community activist Michael Pellet will explore the historical significance of Lincoln Beach and current efforts to restore the space.
Unearthing the Vieux Carré’s Forgotten Cemeteries
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6 PM
Join New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries and D. Ryan Gray, Ph.D., for a virtual presentation on early Catholic burial customs and the hidden cemetery landscapes of the French Quarter.
Uprooted: Race, Public Housing, and the Archaeology of Four Lost New Orleans Neighborhoods
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12 PM
D. Ryan Gray will discuss his book "Uprooted," exploring archaeological research on four neighborhoods that were razed during the construction of public housing in World War II-era New Orleans.
The Hard History Project Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC)
Multiple Dates, October 2020 - July 2021
A monthly virtual meeting with guest speakers exploring various history teaching methods and how they can be applied in the classroom.
Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
March 24 - 28, 2021
A five-day virtual literary arts festival featuring panel discussions, interviews, readings, theater events, music, and more. The Midlo Center is a sponsor of this annual event.
Breaking Ground: A Conversation on French Colonial-Era Archaeological Sites in New Orleans
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM
Join archaeologist Ryan Gray and historian Erin Greenwald for a conversation on the state of colonial-era archaeology in New Orleans.
The Movement Continues: How 19th-Century Activism Paved the Way for the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2 PM
Part of the 25th Williams Research Center Symposium at The Historic New Orleans Collection, this panel discussion features Leona Tate, Lydia Charles, Mary Niall Mitchell, and Mishio Yamanaka.