New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, July 15, 2024
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Online Resources for Researching our Local Heritage
These websites are among many sited in the New Orleans History~~Lake Pontchartrain site. For some mood music, click here for 'New Orleans Shuffle' recorded in 1924 by The Halfway House Orchestra (The Halway House was located in what is now the Orkin building near the cemetaries at Canal Blvd. & City Park Ave.)

New Orleans Public Library Photograph Collection

New Orleans Public Library Crescent City Memory Collection

New Orleans Public Library Images of the Month Archive 

New Orleans Public Library George Francois Mugnier Photograph Collection
Spanish Fort ca. 1880-1910

Historic New Orleans Collection

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority


The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

New Orleans Preservation Resource Center Architectural Guide

The Preservation Resource Center's News resource:
Preservation in Print

National Maritime Initiative
Inventory of Historic Light Stations
(National Park Service)

Universtity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library
Documenting the American South

Louisiana State Museum Paintings Collection

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park (National Parks Service)

The Red Hot Jazz Archive
A History of Jazz Before 1930 - a wonderful website
Blues World--The Blues of Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
by Kevin S. Fontenot
Smithsonian Folways Anthology of American Folk Music
Gambit Weekly's Best of New Orleans
The Higgins Boat Project in Association with The National D-Day Museum
Louisiana National Register of Historic Places
The Division of Historic Preservation
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Virtually New Orleans
La. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Hurricane History - National Weather Service 
National Endowment for the Humanities