Crescent City around the neighborhood for April 13, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Deutsches Haus, 2008.0113.8—On April 20, The Historic New Orleans Collection will present a lecture on the 1915 German Bazaar in New Orleans. This German-American Alliance painted-silk banner is dated between 1909 and 1918.

In conjunction with The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular exhibition, “At Home and at War: New Orleans, 1914–1919,” which looks at the war’s impact on life in New Orleans, THNOC will host a free discussion about the 1915 German Bazaar at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The bazaar, which raised money for the German and Austrian Red Cross in New Orleans, was held in April 1915, nine months after World War I engulfed Europe.

The fundraiser helped create a sense of community identity among New Orleans’ German-Americans during World War I.

The exhibit will be open for viewing from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the start of the program. Admission is free for both the event and the exhibition.

Located at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., the galleries are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the event and the exhibition, visit or call (504) 523-4662.