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Le Musee de f.p.c.

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Le Musee de f.p.c.

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bobca1947 wrote a review Feb 2020
home661 contributions283 helpful votes
This museum is located in a beautiful old house. It celebrates the lives, legacies, and contributions of men and women of African descent who have left an indelible mark on New Orleans, Louisiana and the nation. This institution is dedicated to the collection, preservation,m and interpretation of material culture; sharing the rich and impactful history of free people prior to the Civil War. Kim--the curator historian and tour leader--gave an excellent presentation.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Maurice B wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC66 contributions39 helpful votes
My wife and I visited Le Musée de f.p.c. on February 5. Our guide, Kim, reminded me of some of my favorite college professors who could start right on time, talk without looking at a note, and finish exactly at the end of the period. The time was filled with stories, facts, figures, and analysis. My guess is most who visit this museum know little of the history of Free People of Color in New Orleans. Kim made me curious to learn more. Fortunately, there are a number of books on this subject for sale in the museum. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheeTeeBo wrote a review Nov 2019
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I'm not sure why there aren't more reviews, but Le Musee de f.p.c. is really a must when in New Orleans. As an anthropologist the history and evolution of a place is very important to me. Understanding how a space has grown into it's present existence can only be understood by looking into it's past. During the tour Kim's knowledge of the aforementioned points was astounding. Not only did she explain the trajectory of when New Orleans was established and why, but she also highlighted the complications of identity that still exist. Her ability to provide mathematical calculations was to be admired. I learned so much in a short amount of time and am grateful to have been able to learn from Kim.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Zack S wrote a review Aug 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania49 contributions59 helpful votes
La Musee de f.p.c. had been on my list for a while, and we finally made it during our most recent visit to New Orleans. It has quickly become one of my favorite museum/history experiences in my 17 or so visits to the city. Visits are by appointment only, so be sure to book in advance. The museum is a quick ride from the Quarter - you can catch the 91 bus line stops right in front. Curator and historian Kim was our guide; her passion and extensive knowledge of this history made for a thoroughly enriching experience that I would recommend everyone experience. She has clearly done a great deal of historical research in this area, and she presents it in a way that is engaging but by no means superficial. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. Just by chance, we arrived a bit early. In hindsight, I'm glad this was the case, as the tour is not a tour in the traditional sense; while the house is filled with compelling artifacts and period furniture, the vast majority of these items are not integral to the tour itself. That is, you would do well to take some time on your own to take in the artifacts before or after the tour. The staff did let the group hang back a while to explore after the tour, which we also appreciated. For the latter part of the tour and the time following, we were joined by another staff member who was also excellent - informative, warm, and again - passionate about the work. The previous reviews that call this a must-see in New Orleans are spot on. I strongly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Suzie071872 wrote a review Jul 2019
Oak Ridge, Tennessee32 contributions49 helpful votes
I am a group leader that brought 47 people to this location. This history is exceptional. The staff tells a story that will take you back to a time that the history books forgot. I would highly recommend a visit. It is definitely worth your time!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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