From 1933 to 2005, the Hackberry Ramblers played a blend of Cajun music, western swing, Gulf Coast swamp-pop, early rock and roll, and classic country. Continue »
Bavarian immigrant Michael Hahn served as the first Union governor of Louisiana for one year during the Civil War. Continue »
Haile, Christopher Mason
Christopher Mason Haile became a journalist and local color writer after he moved to Louisiana. Continue »
Haley, Oretha Castle
Oretha Castle Haley defied rigid southern gender and racial constructs to become one of Louisiana's leading civil rights, women's rights, and human rights activists. Continue »
Hall, Luther E.
Before becoming governor of Louisiana, a position he held from 1912 until 1916, Luther Hall served as a state senator (1898-1900), a district judge (1900-1906), and a state appellate court judge (1906-1911). Continue »
Hammond, Hilda Phelps
Hilda Phelps Hammond cast herself as Huey P. Long's nemesis and worked energetically but unsuccessfully to have him removed from office. Continue »
Harris, Christopher R.
Based in New Orleans from 1969 to 1989, Christopher Harris worked as a freelance photojournalist, capturing dynamic, striking black-and-white images. Continue »
Haughery, Margaret Gaffney
Margaret Gaffney Haughery was a successful business entrepreneur and noted philanthropist of nineteenth-century New Orleans. Continue »
Raised in northeastern Louisiana, Dale Hawkins is most famous for "Susie Q," which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named among the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll. Continue »
Artist Lloyd Hawthorne is best known for his signature painting 'Captain Henry Miller Shreve Clearing the Great Raft from the Red River.' Continue »
Healy, George A.P.
George A.P. Healy spent several seasons painting portraits in New Orleans during the 1840s and 1850s. Continue »
Heard, William W.
Democrat William Heard, an accountant and banker, won the governorship in 1900 with strong support from Murphy J. Foster, his predecessor. Continue »
Author and journalist Lafcadio Hearn spent a number of years in New Orleans writing about Creole culture. Continue »
Hebert, Paul Octave
Democrat Paul Hébert, who served as governor of Louisiana from 1853 until 1856, helped improve the state’s educational system and promoted the development of additional modes of transportation, including ferries, boats, and railroads. Continue »
Heldner, Colette Pope
Impressionist painter Colette Pope Heldner lived with her husband, artist Knute Heldner, in the French Quarter, where she found the courtyards and architecture to be favorite subjects. Continue »
Swedish-born artist Knute Heldner emigrated to the United States where he split his time between Duluth, Minnesota and New Orleans. Continue »
Multimedia installation artist Sally Heller uses ordinary household items, construction materials, and other found objects to create room-size installations. Continue »
New Orleans native Lillian Hellman was the author of several successful plays, as well as her popular memoirs. Continue »
Henry, Cammie Garrett
Carmelite “Cammie” Henry played a central role in Louisiana’s artistic and literary communities, as both a patron of the arts and preservationist. Continue »