Female Enterprise: Women Business and Property Owners in New Orleans

 

Female Enterprise: Women Business and Property Owners in New Orleans

Description

This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans.

Curated by Wayne Everard and Irene Wainwright.

About New Orleans 300

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to present New Orleans 300, a fascinating series of discussions, presentations, and book-signings created to bring New Orleans & The World to life through in-depth programs featuring contributors to the book. In addition to programs related to New Orleans & The World, the series includes Lagniappe programs and exhibits which highlight many of the unique aspects of New Orleans that make it such a special place.

About New Orleans & The World

New Orleans & The World: 1718 - 2018 Tricentennial Anthology is a collection of essays by leading scholars that illuminates the role of the city in major events in U.S. and world history, the economic innovations and culture expressions birthed in the city that impacted people around the globe, and the succeeding waves of new populations who redefined the city's shape and society. New Orleans & The World serves as the official publication of the Tricentennial year and has been coordinated with the 2018 Tricentennial Commission and the 2018 NOLA Foundation.

Sponsored by Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, NOLA4Women, and Guardians Institute.

Additional Events

To view a complete list of all New Orleans 300 events, click here.

Other Upcoming Events

Events on 11/16/2018

Fri, November 16th / By Appointment

Central City Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-3110. (More)

Fri, November 16th / During Library Hours

Main Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, Stories Unfold. This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. (More)

Fri, November 16th / During Library Hours

Mid-City Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, Stories Unfold. This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. (More)

Fri, November 16th / By Appointment

Main Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2570. (More)

Fri, November 16th / By Appointment

Martin Luther King Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2695. (More)