Over its 300 years, New Orleans has experienced wave after wave of immigration, the newcomers mingling with, learning from, and occasionally clashing with the old-timers.
In March, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the City of New Orleans 2018 Commission’s Cultural and Historical Committee will explore how New Orleans became inhabited by a diverse, vibrant people and how the concept of home has been central to the city’s culture.
A four-day event, “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium” will feature sessions led by journalists, musicians, authors and scholars at multiple locations March 8–11. Admission is free.
This is the first of a four-part series about “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium,” which has been organized by the City of New Orleans 2018 Commission’s Cultural and Historical Committee with support from the 2018 NOLA Foundation as well as the the Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans and Xavier University of Louisiana.
— Teresa Devlin, The Historic New Orleans Collection