Levees.org opens Flooded House Museum

New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett cuts the ribbon with Levees.org and the residents of Filmore Gardens neighborhood. Photo/Ralph Madison

After three years of steady work, Levees.org held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Flooded House Museum – an education memorial and monument to the devastating levee failures of August 2005.

City Councilman for District D, Jared Brossett, residents of the Filmore Gardens neighborhood and members of Levees.org participated under a sunny sky on March 23, 2019.

The museum contains a life sized diorama, visible through the front windows of a family living room, created to look as it did when the homeowners returned from their flood imposed exile.

On August 29, 2005, the floodwall behind the home breached due to engineering mistakes by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The museum, which is free, is open from dawn to dusk.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *