A copy of the New Orleans Times-Picayune sits on a coffee table in this replica of a family home the day before the levees broke. Photo/Pat Garin
Viewing for the popular Phase 1 of Levees.org’s Flooded House Museum at 4918 Warrington Drive in New Orleans has been extended.
Until October 31, visitors can view the artistic rendering of a typical family room the day before the levees broke.
The exhibit is visible through the windows, like a diorama.
Today August 29 is a day of mourning in New Orleans. In this photo, Nick Harris, vice president of Dillard University says a prayer for those who did not survive the federal government’s levee building mistakes and for those who did.
A front page of “The Times-Picayune” newspaper from Aug. 28, 2005, is shown on a coffee table in a house near New Orleans’ London Avenue Canal, one of the places where levee breached during Hurricane Katrina. Photo/Kevin McGill
Our Flooded House Museum garnered national attention!
Kevin McGill’s House to become replica of flood-damaged home after Katrina of the Associated Press was featured in the Washington Post, ABC News, Fox News, the Houston Chronicle and even the Daily Mail in the U.K.
There was also some great local coverage in New Orleans for the moving exhibit.
Jarvis DeBerry’s Flooded house museum will help visitors see the scene we can’t forget with the editorial board of the New Orleans’ Times- Picayune.
“When Sandy Rosenthal at Levees.org announced that her organization would be preserving the house at 4918 Warrington Drive, I knew that I wanted to see it. The house, in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood, is on the opposite side of Paris Avenue than the home I lost, but it’s in the same general area.” ~Jarvis DeBerry