The Historic New Orleans Collection

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“Surrounded By Water” explains why the city is where it is and the importance of saving it.  The river and lake, which surround the city, are the very lifeblood of its existence.  New Orleans is the geographic connecting point of the old world and the new.  It still remains the largest port system in the country and one of the largest in the world.



“Common Routes: Louisiana – St. Domingue”

In the early 19th century, nearly 10,000 emigres of St. Domingue, modern Haiti, arrived in New Orleans to forever change the look and culture of the city. Among these were free people of color who made significant contributions which still resonate today. This is their story.



The Battle Of New Orleans”

The stunning victory by Andrew Jackson’s army over Sir Edward Pakenham’s troops on January 8, 1815, ranks as one of the greatest upsets in military history.

“Louisiana – Purchase to Statehood / 1803 – 1812”

America needed New Orleans for survival and Thomas Jefferson sent emissaries to purchase the crucial port from Napoleon. He wound up buying one third of the current nation for less than a pro athlete’s annual salary

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