We’re pitching in on this #tinytuesday to show you a petite book that packs a punch 💣. The “Rough and Ready Songster” was named for Zachary Taylor, a prominent general in the Mexican-American War and later US president. Published in 1848, this edition contains patriotic song lyrics and a self-proclaimed “twenty-five splendid engravings, illustrative of the American victories in Mexico” and was authored by “an American officer.” Small in scale, the illustrations are quite impressive, including this one of old Rough-and-Ready himself. #librariesofinstagram#iglibraries#visitthnoc
📔The Rough and Ready Songster; 1848; THNOC, 2016.0284
For one night only, rarely exhibited garments from The House of Worth and Fortuny will be on display for an exclusive event, Museum Masquerade. Join us on October 4 for an after-hours reception from 6-8pm with elaborate haute-couture garments from the Historic Textiles Collection. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Purchase tickets online.
We may have missed #elephantappreciationday on Saturday 🐘, but we’re gonna go ahead and celebrate it on this rainy Monday. Here’s a photo from the Audubon Zoo in 1956, with a child who is seemingly trying to feed the elephant a popsicle☺️. #elephantsofinstagram#elephantlove#visitthnoc
📸 Audubon Zoo; April 4, 1956; photograph by Charles F. Weber; THNOC, 2012.0208.2.314
On May 17, 1642 a solemn Mass - the first Mass ever in (then) New France - was celebrated by Jesuit Superior Fr. Barthelemy Vimont. Assisting were numerous dignitaries and leading citizens of what is now Montreal, Quebec 🇨🇦. These photos are of Montreal’s Museum of Archaeology and History’s recreation of that founding event.
For a secular, government enterprise the lack of any ‘sanitizing’ of the importance of the Catholic faith to Montreal’s origins is remarkable. Indeed, the exhibit clearly identifies “Catholic fervour” as “the driving force behind Montreal’s founding”. There is even an opportunity to pray for the founders and light a candle in a traditional, Catholic offering (last photo). Museum location:
We’re pulling some of the most exquisite pieces from the Historic Textile Collection for an exclusive, haute-couture after-hours reception on October 4th. You won’t want to miss this.
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“A Plantation Burial” was intended to be one painting in John Antrobus’s 12-part series depicting life in Louisiana. The Civil War derailed those plans, but the large work (one of two he did complete) is on view in #THNOC ’s Louisiana History Galleries. The full work contains several hidden details. Check out our story to see them. #louisianaart#plantations#visitthnoc
It might take you a bit more time to see everything in our Bunting Natural History Gallery, one of 9 permanent exhibits on display.
We’re open, ready for visitors after Hurricane Florence, visit our website for more information!
They’re coming back! 🚲🚲🚲
Registration is now open for the fall edition of #THNOC ’s popular Portage Bike Roll. The six-mile bike tour returns this October, and unfolds across the city’s lush urban landscape, tracing the history, culture and public art that extends from the Mississippi River to Bayou St. John. Our friends at @abicyclenameddesire are leading the guided tours, which are free thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation. Guided tours are available Saturdays and Sundays on October 20 and 21 and November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Reserve your spot now through our link in profile; spaces are LIMITED!
The Portage Roll is presented in conjunction with THNOC’s forthcoming exhibition “Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina,” presented by The Helis Foundation. #artofthecitynola#biketours#visitthnoc