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EXPERIENCE NEW ORLEANS FROM HOME

Even though we will not be in New Orleans in July, this year's AALL Local Arrangements Committee has compiled this helpful list of items to help you experience New Orleans from your home. There are recipes from New Orleans restaurants, southern Louisiana cookbooks and recipes, and places where you can purchase specialty Louisiana products.

There is also a list of museums and attractions that offer virtual tours and a Spotify playlist containing songs and artists that are Louisiana originals from New Orleans jazz, funk, and bounce to Cajun zydeco and Swamp pop along with mainstream hits by Louisianans.

2019-2020 AALL Local Arrangements Committee

Catherine Lemann (Co-Chair)
Francis X. Norton Jr. (Co-Chair)
Brian Barnes
Carol D. Billings
Ajaye Bloomstone
Georgia Chadwick
Miriam D. Childs
Tara L. Cunningham
James E. Duggan

Lindsay Glasner
Elizabeth Outler
Sara V. Pic
Aimee Pittman
Michele Pope
Carla Pritchett
Melissa Strickland
Michelle Cosby (Board Liaison)
Pam Reisinger (Staff Liaison)

Museums & Attractions

Backstreet Cultural Museum is located in a former funeral home in Tremé. This museum is devoted to the New Orleans’ African American community-based masking and processional traditions, including Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure clubs, Baby Dolls, and Skull and Bone gangs.

The Historic New Orleans Collection You can substitute a virtual tour of the HNOC for the planned tour. Virtual tours include Louisiana in Film, Storyville, and Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade.

Louisiana State Museum includes the Cabildo and the Presbytère on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

National WWII Museum was another planned tour destination. You can listen to oral histories and podcasts and look at information about some of the exhibits.

New Orleans Jazz Museum has photos and audio of vintage New Orleans jazz and blues musicians.

The unique New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is currently showing a quarantine timeline exhibit.

Studio Be is in warehouse and houses art about the oppression of black and brown people and those who have fought against that oppression throughout history.

Whitney Plantation is the only historic former plantation site in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people.

Curious about the interior of houses in the French Quarter? The Hermann-Grima House and the Beauregard- Keyes House have virtual tours. Gallier House is dressed for different seasons and events.

If art is your preference, locals enjoy the  Besthoff Sculpture Garden adjacent to the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. Check out NOMA’s site for a virtual tour and links to YouTube videos. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art also hosts virtual tours and talks. The Newcomb Art Museum is located on Tulane University’s campus.

Music

Be in Louisiana wherever you are. Listen to this Spotify playlist created by the LSU Law Library. The songs and artists are Louisiana originals from New Orleans jazz, funk, and bounce to Cajun zydeco and Swamp pop along with mainstream hits by Louisianans.