The Levee Exhibit Hall now has a Roof

It just rained but visitors were dry under the Levee Exhibit Hall's roof. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

It just rained but visitors were dry under the Levee Exhibit Hall’s roof. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

There is now another reason to see the museum-quality Levee Exhibit Hall at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

There is a roof on the 100 foot long Exhibit Hall to keep you cool in the sun and dry in the rain.

The text and forty photos and graphs tell the story and bust the myths still encircling the 2005 flooding during Katrina.

The six panels are about ALL the levee breaches, ALL the neighborhoods, ALL the lives.

The Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden are located at the east breach site of the London Avenue Canal. Photos in the exhibit show how flood water lifted the home that once stood there, foundation and all, and relocated it in the street.

Levees.org is leasing the lot from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) in an annual renewable lease for $250.00 a year. After two years, there is an option to purchase.

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Come visit the Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden

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Visitors examine museum-quality panels in the Levee Exhibit Hall in Gentilly. Photo/Pat Garin

Saturday July 11, 2015 was the grand opening of the city’s first ever outdoor levee exhibit at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

Now, residents and visitors alike can view six museum-quality exhibit panels housed in a 100-foot walkway. The text and forty photographs tell the story and bust the myths still encircling the 2005 flooding during Katrina.

The six panels are about ALL the levee breaches, ALL the neighborhoods, ALL the lives.

The Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden are located at the east breach site of the London Avenue Canal. Water from the breach had actually pushed the home that once stood there, foundation and all, into the street.

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Ribbon Cutting for Levee Education Park is Sat July 11

Contractors erect roof for Exhibit Hall at Levee Education Park at 5000 Warrington Drive New Orleans.

Contractors erect roof for Exhibit Hall at Levee Education Park at 5000 Warrington Drive New Orleans.

Please join us for a short ribbon cutting ceremony.

WHEN: Sat July 11 from 10-10:30a
WHERE: 5000 Warrington Drive, site of levee breach in Filmore Gardens, New Orleans
WHO: Levees.org in partnership with the neighborhood residents, Growing Green, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and Parkway Partners.

Come see the 100-foot long covered Hall that houses six 8′ X 3′ foot brightly colored exhibit boards. The text and forty large photographs tell the story and bust the myths of the flooding during Katrina.

Our 20 X 30 foot tent will keep you dry if it rains and cool if it’s sunny.

The exhibit hall will be a memorial to the trauma of the Flood, a commemoration of a pivotal moment in American history, and a symbol of the residents’ resilience and determination to return home. The garden uses native plants which helps to manage stormwater onsite and to reduce the load on the municipal drainage system.

The park is built and maintained with private funding. If you would like to contribute, click here.

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