Building Antebellum New Orleans lecture and book signing


What’s Happening?

Tara Dudley joins our Modern Times lecture series with an exploration of New Orleans, both its antebellum architectural history and the legacy of that history in the years following the end of the United States Civil War. The lecture will be followed by a book signing for Dr. Dudley’s book: Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence.

This lecture will take place in person and online! To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while inside the museum. Sanitation stations will be available to all guests.

Sponsored by: Terry McDaniel & Company

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Review of Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence

“Here, finally, is a book-length scholarly work wholly devoted to the role of free people of color in the building of New Orleans. Unlike countless other sources which passingly allude to this community’s architectural contributions, Tara Dudley’s research gives them names, lives, skill sets, accomplishments, and social and cultural context, focusing on members of the Dolliole and Soulié families. This important book will be of interest to scholars and general readers interested in architecture, urbanism, vernacular building, New Orleans and Louisiana history, Creole culture, and African American topics.”
Richard Campanella, Tulane University, author of The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography

Tara Dudley joins our Modern Times lecture series with an exploration of New Orleans, both its antebellum architectural history and the legacy of that history in the years following the end of the United States Civil War. The lecture will be followed by a book signing for Dr. Dudley’s book: Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence.

This lecture will take place in person and online! To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while inside the museum. Sanitation stations will be available to all guests.

Sponsored by: Terry McDaniel & Company

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Review of Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence

“Here, finally, is a book-length scholarly work wholly devoted to the role of free people of color in the building of New Orleans. Unlike countless other sources which passingly allude to this community’s architectural contributions, Tara Dudley’s research gives them names, lives, skill sets, accomplishments, and social and cultural context, focusing on members of the Dolliole and Soulié families. This important book will be of interest to scholars and general readers interested in architecture, urbanism, vernacular building, New Orleans and Louisiana history, Creole culture, and African American topics.”
Richard Campanella, Tulane University, author of The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography

About the Event Host
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where
Oct 17, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas
$10.00

Special Instructions
Free parking behind the Museum!

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