Eric Seiferth

Eric Seiferth from the Historic New Orleans Collection

Eric Seiferth is curator and historian at The Historic New Orleans Collection focusing on 20th-century New Orleans and the musical heritage of the city. Since joining the Collection he has co-curated a number of exhibitions including Storyville: Madams and Music, awarded “Exhibition of the Year” by the LEH in 2017 and Dancing in the Streets: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans. He is currently working on the NOLA Resistanceproject about the New Orleans civil rights movement.

The Historic New Orleans Collection was established by Kemper and Leila Williams over 50 years ago. Eric Seiferth works as a curator and historian  at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) , it is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Founded in 1966 through the estates of General L. Kemper Williams and Mrs. Leila Moore Williams, THNOC has helped local residents and visiting tourists better understand the multicultural history of the region through thought-provoking exhibitions; original books, periodicals, and articles; and its public research center. In addition, it offers a robust programming schedule and an extensive array of educational resources for teachers and students of all levels. THNOC operates three campuses in the heart of the French Quarter. In observance of our founders’ request to make historical resources available to all, admission is free. As a publisher, THNOC produces award-winning original books exploring the history, art, music, culture, and decorative arts of the region.

Radio Shows featuring Eric Seiferth

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Dancing in the Streets: A History of the Second Line

In this episode of World Footprints, Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick visited The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) in the French Quarter to meet with two amazing guests, Judy Cooper and Eric Seiferth, who help us understand the history and traditions of the Second Line.  

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