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A Creole Christmas in the Nineteenth Century

There’s no question that the residents of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses lived through times of staggering change: industrialization, immigration, industrialization, and a Civil War that resulted in the death of 620,000 soldiers and the liberation of four million enslaved Americans. What does this have to do with Christmas?

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#SaveYourStuff

This week The American Library Association, along with institutions around the country, are celebrating preservation! We join them in advocating for the care of artifacts like books, letters, photographs, furniture, and other objects that shed light on the past.

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Summer in the City

Summer in New Orleans means a hot, humid, almost oppressive environment settles in over the city for a long four months. Today residents can shut the doors and windows, turn on their air conditioning unit, and relax away from the unbearable heat.

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