Today, Levees.org unveiled Phase One of its proposed Flooded House Museum in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of New Orleans.
Until Labor Day, visitors can view the artistic rendering of a typical family room in New Orleans – filled with music and love – the day before the levees broke.
In Phase Two, starting after Labor Day, artists will “distress” the staged exhibit to create a flooded replica effect using theater art and scenic design techniques.
The final exhibit will replicate what homes in the neighborhood may have looked like after the Army Corps of Engineers’ floodwall failed and homeowners returned from their flood-imposed exile.
This one-of-a-kind project is due to the hard work, time and talent of scores of volunteers in the fields of history, art, civil engineering, construction, photography and more.
The ribbon cutting for the completed Flooded House Museum will take place in November.
Those wishing to contribute to maintaining the exhibit (electricity and water for gardens) are invited to so so here: http://levees.org/donate/