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

2 Comments so far

  1. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

    That sounds like a great activity for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Too bad I will be out of town for the next few Sundays.

  2. Roy Kareem (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

    Hello New Orleans blogger,

    Apologies for using the comments section to get in touch, but I couldn’t see an email address for you, so I thought I’d give this a try.

    I’m a post-grad environmnetal research scientist based at University College London in the U.K. I’m writing my dissertation on Katrina, and specifically on how people were able to use blogs as a platorm for the production and consumption of views in its aftermath, as opposed to relying on more traditional forms of mainstream media reporting.

    I’m in town for the next month doing interviews with various folk, and wondered if you’d be interested in having a chat about your blogging/Katrina experiences? If so, please get in touch on the email address below, and hopefully we can arrange something.


    Roy Kareem

    Post-gradutate researher
    Department of Geography
    University College London

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