New Or­leans mu­seum ramps up for city’s tri­cen­ten­nial

The Hamilton Spectator - - TRAVEL -

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.”

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