Sunday in the French Quarter
I have heard very good things about the exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection in the French Quarter. The exhibit is called Common Routes: St. Domingue – Louisiana and it showcases more than 150 objects from institutions in Spain, France, Canada and the United States. The exhibition traces the colonial and revolutionary eras and explores both the diversity and the commonality of the émigrés and their contributions to Louisiana through literature, music, theater, architecture, industry, law, philanthropy and more. St. Domingue was the former name of Haiti. The exhibit includes Marie Laveau’s full-page obituary in the NY Times and photographs of New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget’s ancestors, who came to New Orleans from Haiti.
During the month of June, the Historic New Orleans Collection will be open on Sundays from 11-4, with FREE ADMISSION. It’s open Saturday from 9:30 to 4:30. On Wednesdays, the Collection stays open until 7:00 p.m., with free admission for Louisiana residents. This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of New Orleans and for doing research on particular topics.
The Historic New Orleans Collection is located at 533 Royal Street, in the French Quarter. 523-4662