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Thursday, April 6
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 

Happy Hour

Located in the Exhibit Hall, don't miss this popular event event which celebrates the opening day of the Exhibit Hall on the first night of the meeting. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to meet with friends while browsing the exhibits, museum displays, and the new digital humanities presentations. Take this opportunity to visit and talk with exhibitor representatives, plan your book-shopping strategy, or meet colleagues before dinner or attending the OAH at the Ogden!

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dessert before Dinner

Sponsored by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society
The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites attendees to the annual reception for graduate students and early-career scholars. The IEHS promotes the study of the history of immigration and the study of ethnic groups in the United States, including regional groups, Native Americans, and forced immigrants.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location | Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Ogden After Hours

Free admission to the first 300 OAH attendees with badges

OAH at the Ogden

Hosted by the History Department at the University of New Orleans and Midlo Center for New Orleans

Joint opening of States of Incarceration and Picturing a World Without Prisons

Join us for the opening reception for two combined exhibitions. The Ogden is hosting the traveling exhibition States of Incarceration, produced by the Humanities Action Lab at the New School for Social Research, which features the work of university students at 20 partner universities on sites of incarceration in their communities. Opening with States of Incarceration, will be Picturing a World Without Prisons: Young Artists Take on the Carceral State, produced through a collaboration between the Ogden and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at UNO. Teen artists from the Youth Study Center, a detention facility in New Orleans, will exhibit multi-media artwork, drawn from their experiences as young people within prison system, and mentored by professional artists engaged in art activism.

Cash bar, live music

Friday, April 7 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


By invitation only

Distinguished Members and Donors Reception

Sponsored by the Organization of American Historians
The OAH is pleased to host an invitation-only reception for our longtime members and major donors. Members who recently reached the fifty-year membership milestone will be honored.


LGBTQ Wine and Beer Reception

Sponsored by the OAH OAH Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories
Join us for drinks and a celebration of the first year of the D'Emilio Dissertation Prize. Graduate students and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to attend. A cash bar will be available.

SHGAPE Reception

Sponsored by the the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 
SHGAPE will host a reception for all SHGAPE members and meeting attendees interested in the study of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. SHGAPE was formed in 1989 to encourage innovative and wide-ranging research and teaching on this critical period of historical transformation. SHGAPE publishes the quarterly Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and awards book and article prizes for distinguished scholarship.

International Committee Reception

Sponsored by the OAH International Committee
The OAH International Committee welcomes all
convention attendees interested in faculty and student
exchanges and other efforts to promote global ties
among historians of the United States. Attendees from
countries other than the United States are especially
encouraged to attend.

ALANA  Reception and Social and Offsite Session

Sponsored bythe OAH Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories

The ALANA Committee is thrilled to co-sponsor Friday night's off-site session, "Black New Orleans: John Blassingame's Classic and New Directions on the City's Early African American History." ALANA will host its annual reception before the session, to be held at the Powerhouse Theater in Central City, a historically African American neighborhood where post-Katrina Latina/o immigrants now also live. Transportation to and from the Plenary and Reception will be available. We look forward to this exciting gathering.

Graduate Students Reception

Sponsored by the OAH Membership Committee and the Department of History, Auburn University
We invite all graduate students to attend the second annual Graduate Students Reception. Enjoy conversation and networking over a drink and appetizers.

College Board Reception for AP U.S. History Educators

Sponsored by the College Board
The College Board invites all history professionals to a reception with information about the Advanced Placement Program in U.S. History. Meet past and current AP U.S. History Development Committee members, hear about our innovative history professional development efforts, learn about the AP Reading in Tampa, and more!

Saturday, April 8

following the Presidential Address









President's Reception

Sponsored by Harvard University: Harvard University: Division of Social Science; Office of the President; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Department of History

You are cordially invited to the OAH President's Reception in honor of OAH President Nancy Cott. Please join us in thanking her for her service to the organization and the history profession following the OAH Presidential Address.

The reception will feature the Don Vappie Trio. Don Vappie is an internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist musician, entertainer, educator and outspoken advocate of New Orleans creole culture and one of the most prominent native born jazz banjoist to emerge since the early years of New Orleans music. He performs and creates classic arrangements and original compositions for ensembles as varied as the Creole Jazz Serenaders, blues and jazz combos, symphony orchestras and is one of the most influential performers of modern day New Orleans.