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Your History Experts

History Geeks and Experts

More than your typical tour guides, they are historians who are deeply passionate about what they do. We have award-winning guides who have been featured in dozens of articles, magazines, and news/television. Strange True Tours are the experts in New Orleans and Richmond. We have NYT best-selling authors, researchers and news organizations seeking us out. How about celebrities? We’ve had those too! Actors from ‘That 70’s Show’, ‘Chicago Fire/PD’, to ‘Lost’ and more.  Check out the ‘experts experts’ with a tour with Strange True Tours.

Jeffrey and Jane are currently residing in Richmond Va. doing history tours
and will return to New Orleans for special events and private tours.
We do have New Orleans expert historian and legacy Christopher Tidmore touring for us.
Reach out to Strange True Tours today for your personal tour experience

Jeffrey Holmes

Jeffrey is the local expert on Lee Harvey Oswald, the New Orleans mafia/organized crime, and true crime. Jeffrey has been a long-time New Orleans resident, Katrina first responder, co-founder of the St Claude Arts  District, and “tour guide to the stars”. When best-selling authors and Hollywood insiders want a tour of New Orleans, Jeffrey has been the guide of choice. Jeffrey’s decades-long connections to the city have made him a local expert on music, food, and culture

Museums:
New River Inn and Museum- Ft. Lauderdale

Speaking Engagements:
JFK Assassination Conference- Dallas 2018, 2019, 2021
New River Inn and Museum- Ft. Lauderdale
Loyola University- New Orleans
Sons of the American Revolution- Ft. Lauderdale
Patriots and Founders of America- New Orleans

Seen in:
Newsy- National news network aka Scripps
Ft. Lauderdale Magazine
Palm Beach Post
Numerous radio shows and Podcasts including WRNO New Orleans and even the Dan LeBatard Show.

Author:
The New Orleans Guidebook to Lee Harvey Oswald

Notable Events:
Atlas Obscura- Marie Laveua Tour
The official tour of the annual Lee Harvey Oswald Conference- New Orleans

Historian Jane is a trained historian and researcher with a degree in Military History. She has channeled the degree to now concentrate on New Orleans and early French history. Jane is the local expert on the history of women in New Orleans. While researching the role of women in New Orleans, she found that sex and “The World’s Oldest Profession” made a major impact on the city. When Jane isn’t researching, she can be found riding her horse or knitting/crocheting in her neighborhood of the Lower Garden District..

Museums:
La Brea Tar Pits
Kentucky Horse Park- Museum of the Horse
New River Inn and Museum- Ft. Lauderdale
Louisiana State Museum and Cabildo

Speaking Engagements:
New River Inn and Museum- Ft. Lauderdale
Loyola University- New Orleans
Friends of the Cabildo Tour Guide Association

Seen in:
Newsy- National news network aka Scripps
‘Medium’ online writing platform
Go Magazine – Air Tran inflight airline magazine
American Way – American Airlines inflight magazine

Author:
The Axe Woman of New Orleans

Presenter:
AHA Roundtable- New Orleans Cemeteries, Past, Present and Future with Youtuber ‘Kari the Mortician’.

 

Historian Jane

Historian Jane Delacour

Both historians Jane and Jeffrey made the semifinals at the International Tour Guide Throwdown sponsored by Redeam Booking Experiences.
Over 300 tour guides from around the globe entered the contest.
This made Strange True Tours the only tour company with two guides in the semifinals!

Our Special Guests

The cast of NBCs’ Chicago Fire

Kurtwood Smith of ‘That 70s Show’and his wife, actress Joan Pirkle and their family.

Scott Mitchel Putesky aka Daisy Berkowitz.  Founding guitarist of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids.

Producer – Los Angeles
Michael Bershad

Producer, Director, Writer
Adam McKay

Charlaine Harris –
Author of True Blood

The Authors Corner

Both Jeffrey and Jane are published authors. You can be confident that your tour is led by a local expert who knows their material.

Jane’s book is about the events surrounding 1949 and a public fight between two burlesque dancers. The event kicked off 15 years of the “Golden Age” of New Orleans burlesque.

Jeffrey is the local expert on the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and his whereabouts during the fateful summer of 1963. Oswald was in his hometown of New Orleans that summer, the guidebook follows Lee to where he lived, worked, and met up with others. Go down the rabbit hole of the JFK conspiracy in the one-of-its-kind guidebook to Oswald and New Orleans.

 

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