Please join Levees.org and the residents of Filmore Gardens for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. After three years of work, Levees.org will unveil its Flooded House Museum.
Sat March 23 at 10:00 a.m.
4918 Warrington Drive, New Orleans
LaToya Cantrell, the Mayor of New Orleans, is scheduled to attend.
The unique museum – once a single family residence – flooded to its roof line when the London Avenue Canal breached just a few yards away during Hurricane Katrina.
Starting on Saturday, visitors can view an artist’s replica of a typical family room – filled with music and love – as it looked when the home owners returned.
Like a diorama, the exhibit will be visible through the windows of the one-story brick house.
Descriptive plaques on the house’s columns will explain the flooding story starting the day before the levees broke.
The permanent exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is both an educational monument and a solemn memorial.
The exhibit replicates how over 130,000 homes in New Orleans may have appeared after the Army Corps of Engineers’ floodwalls failed and when homeowners returned from their flood-imposed exile.