Media Contacts:

Eli A. Haddow, The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 556-7603 |
Sarah Chambless Federer, Gambel Communications
(985) 373-5271 | 

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: "Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History," Halloween-themed tours of THNOC's Louisiana History Galleries

DATE: Tuesday-Sunday, through Oct. 30, 2016

TIME: 11 a.m.

WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter

HOW: Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
Memberships at The Historic New Orleans Collection begin at $35 per year.

WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed tour of its Louisiana History Galleries for the rest of October. "Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History" will be available Tuesday-Sunday at 11 a.m. inside THNOC's flagship building at 533 Royal St.
In medieval allegory, "la danse macabre," or the dance of death, is a ritualized march to the grave-a sober reminder of life's finality cloaked in wicked mirth. In a similar spirit, THNOC's "Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History," will lead visitors on a merry tromp through darker aspects of New Orleans lore.
From the unwholesome subject of executions in French Louisiana to the gritty logistics of cemetery relocation, the tour is a toast to the authentically spooky-a veritable dance to the grave. Mosquitos, serial killers, colonialism and unlawful assembly are just some of the topics likely to produce a bedlam of fright, insights and delights.
Tours will be available at 11 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Oct. 30. Admission is $5 or free for THNOC members. Please note: this is not a walking tour of New Orleans or the French Quarter, and the tours are not intended for children under the age of 13.


About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information about The Historic Collection, visit or call (504) 523-4662.