New Orleans museum ramps up for city’s tricentennial
Bear-paw moccasins stitched by Native Americans in the 1700s and pieces of pottery from three centuries before that will be part of an exhibit about New Orleans’ early decades for the city’s tricentennial next year. “New Orleans, the Founding Era” will begin with the Native American tribes in the area before French settlers arrived and continue with groups of European settlers and the forced arrivals of enslaved Africans. The free exhibit opens Feb. 27 at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
The museum also is preparing a third building with the largest exhibit space it’s ever had, with plans for fall 2018 opening of “Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina.”