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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 2020
Procession of the “Mystic [sic] Krewe of Comus”; 1867; wood engraving with watercolor by James Earl Taylor, delineator; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1974.74.5

Rites, Rituals, and Revelry:
The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

533 Royal Street

Tours are available Tuesday–Sunday, January 7–February 21, 2020, at 11 a.m.

THNOC's popular Carnival-themed tour returns this year to the Louisiana History Galleries. "Rites, Rituals, and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans" follows the city's traditions, beginning with celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial periods and in the early days of statehood. Using items from THNOC’s holdings, the guided tour continues through the development of parading krewes, like Comus and Rex, to the arrival of Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians, and concludes with the modern era’s popular superkrewes and LGBTQ Mardi Gras celebrations.

Groups of five or more should contact Lori Boyer, (504) 598-7145 or (504) 598-7146; tours@hnoc.org or events@hnoc.org.

$5 per person; free for THNOC members | Tickets are refundable up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. 
To receive your member discount, sign in by clicking the "Login" button in the upper left-hand corner, then add the tickets to your cart. Your discount will appear after adding the tickets to your cart. If you are having difficulty, call (504) 598-7146 or email events@hnoc.org

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Title

Rites, Rituals, and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans
533 Royal Street

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