Dianne Honoré, founder of the Black Storyville Baby Dolls, will present a lecture on the history and culture of the New Orleans Baby Dolls tradition at THNOC on Wednesday, January 17. Honoré’s group continues a masking tradition started in about 1912 in Black Storyville, an unofficial area just outside of the city’s infamous, legal red-light district. Her presentation will include on-site examples of Baby Dolls costumes.
Admission is free, and reservations are encouraged. To register, email [email protected]
or call (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held until five minutes prior to the beginning of the event, at which time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.