New Orleans History

New Orleans Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City If You Know Where to Look

By Matt Haines | June 14, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

Mr. New Orleans

Stories of the New Orleans mafia as told by Cajun gangster Frenchy Brouillette

By Matt Haines | May 5, 2021

#ReadDat: ‘Mr. New Orleans’ tells the story of a grittier city through the eyes of the mafia

Faulkner House Books

What building has the most stories? The Faulkner House Books, of course.

By Marielle Songy | April 30, 2021

Down an alley, just off Jackson Square, is a book lover’s sanctuary, where one can find a curated selection of Southern literature and classics. Located at 624 Pirates Alley, Faulkner House Books is in a townhouse that was built in 1837 that in the 1920s was home to famed writer, William Faulkner.

Dorothy Mae Taylor

Dorothy Mae Taylor’s impact: much more than ending Mardi Gras discrimination

By Matt Haines | March 30, 2021

New Orleans’ schools, our recreation department, state legislature, City Council, public monuments, health care and even Mardi Gras — these are all parts of our hometown that are better, more equitable and fairer thanks in large part to the work of Dorothy Mae Taylor.