Education & Interpretation
In early 2019, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will open a 36,000 sq. ft. expansion of its museum in the heart of the French Quarter. With greater space and broad programming, THNOC seeks to expand its local audience. Success will help ensure the sustainability of the French Quarter's authenticity. The more museum-going is an activity that locals and tourists associate with the Quarter, the longer the district will be able to serve the city of New Orleans as a meaningful historic resource. The session discusses the intent of the expansion and the process of building it, the relevance of the building and site to the interpretive program, and achieving audience expansion through educational outreach in the new facility.