“Myth, Mayhem & Majesty: A History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.”
Myth, Mayhem and Majesty: A History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans follows the city’s Carnival traditions, beginning with the celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial periods and in the early days of statehood.
Tuesday–Sunday, February 1–March 4 • Daily at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5, free for THNOC members. No reservations will be taken for the tour. Discover the origins of New Orleans’s Carnival traditions with Myth, Mayhem & Majesty: A History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The popular themed tour of The Collection’s Louisiana History Galleries examines the evolution of Mardi Gras from the colonial period through today and will reveal the insider’s perspective to the fanfare. Featured items from The Collection’s permanent holdings include the earliest written account of Mardi Gras in New Orleans from 1730, a Rex invitation from 1896, and a queen’s scepter from 1920. Please note, The Historic New Orleans Collection will be closed Mardi Gras weekend, Saturday, March 5–Tuesday, March 8.
533 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
504-523-4662, 504-523-4662 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 – 4:30
Royal Street Complex also open on Sunday 10:30 – 4:30
504-523-4662 , 504-523-4662