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How impressed you are depends on your expectations. This is a hodgepodge collection of photos, Mardi Gras Indian attire, and videos. It's not the fanciest "museum" out there, but it's quirky, fun, and informative. This museum was pieced together by people who have really been...More
I went to the Backstreet Cultural Museum by myself, and retuned a few days later with my sister in tow.
I just love this museum (tiny as it is) - it is the best place to learn about Mardi Gras Indian tribes, their history and...More
This small museum in Treme is an authentic slice of NOLA history and culture. Each room has its own theme of lovingly maintained and simply presented Indian costumes, jazz memorabilia, letters and photos of Civil Rights activities, including efforts to preserve and promote the role...More
You can visit the more formal museum in the Presbytere next to St Louis Cathedral to get information about the Indians, but this is the claustrophobic but entirely real deal. Costumes and memorabilia donated by locals make this a fascinating short visit in the historic...More
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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The owner likes to give a tour and talks a lot about the history of Marco grad as well as the Second Line and Jazz Funerals. It is easy to spend an hour just listening to him. The space itself is quite small. You could go... More
The owner likes to give a tour and talks a lot about the history of Marco grad as well as the Second Line and Jazz Funerals. It is easy to spend an hour just listening to him. The space itself is quite small. You could go through it on your on in half that time. I recommend listening to the talk. It’s very interesting!