The Flooded House Museum, which opened in March 2019, is the 4th featured story–– one of 13 Hidden Museums in New Orleans..
When Levees.org purchased the house in 2016, the group worked in partnership with the neighborhood residents and developed a special plan.
Volunteer contractors installed walls, a doorway and a foyer to give dimension to the flooded remains. After that, volunteer artists staged the room using donated furniture and items from dozens of Levees.org supporters.
The artists then “distressed” the staged exhibit to create a flooded replica effect using theater art and scenic design techniques.
The final exhibit replicates 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.
The Flooded House Museum is at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of Gentilly. The house is 400 feet from the London Avenue Canal east breach.