It’s not uncommon for museums to whitewash history. However, the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, Louisiana, labeled by the New York Times as America’s first “slavery-focused museum,” is taking a different approach. Rather than closing over the plantation’s troubling past, the Whitney Plantation embraces it.
American portrait artist Elizabeth Chapin will debut a new solo exhibition entitled “Banishment of Solitude” this spring. The show will be presented at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will run from March 6 through May 1, 2021.
Have you ever heard of king cake? This sweet, circular pastry is beloved across the globe and is a staple in celebrations that welcome the new year. Throughout the world, especially in countries where Catholicism is the predominant religion, you’ll see king cake show up in bakeries when January rolls around.
New Orleans, Louisiana, is known for its tastes and traditions. From beignets to gumbo, old family recipes are revered and handed down from generation to generation. The “Big Easy” restaurant scene is taking one famous New Orleans food tradition, the “Réveillon Dinner,” and giving it a modern twist.
As the birthplace of jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, has no shortage of music venues. Amid the eclectic street performers on Frenchmen Street and numerous jazz halls dotting the city, one institution stands out for its legacy of preserving, protecting and perpetuating traditional New Orleans Jazz, the aptly named “Preservation Hall.”
Marie Delphine Macarty, more commonly known as “Madame LaLaurie,” was a Creole socialite and one of the most infamous serial killers in the world. The “cruel mistress” of Louisiana was born on March 19, 1787, in New Orleans to an Irish gentleman and a French lady of upper society.
If you are eager to visit the final resting place of a notorious voodoo priestess, set sail on a riverboat tour down a mystical river, or take history lessons riding in an old streetcar, New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana is the ideal place for you.