Author Talk: Martha B. Boone & “The Big Free”

On March 25th, the Pirate Alley’s Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum will host Martha B. Boone to talk about her first novel, “The Big Free” at the Presbytere. Boone did her urology training in New Orleans at Tulane and worked at Charity Hospital. Already receiving rave reviews, the novel gives a unique viewpoint of life in New Orleans and ‘the humor and horror of the world of medicine as only a true insider can.’ Free and open to the public, RSVP to




Image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection


Tricentennial Exhibition

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) includes 10 historic buildings in the French Quarter which function as a museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the city and the Gulf South. This February, a new exhibition entitled, “New Orleans, the Founding Era” will open to tell the story of the early days of the city by bringing together a vast collection of rare artifacts from across Europe and North America. The exhibition commemorates the city’s 300th anniversary and includes a bilingual companion catalogue. For more information,