House of Dance and Feathers

Tags: Locally Owned, Museum


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The House of Dance and Feathers honors the cultural traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans, with an emphasis on the social and cultural history of the Lower Ninth Ward. The museum began as a backyard shed, barber shop and gathering place for family and friends, and as a personal archive of cultural objects and photographs, that served to anchor conversations with young people about their community, culture, and history. This archive has grown considerably since the museums inception and now includes many hundreds of photographs, many hours of video footage, and a substantial collection of objects and artifacts.


House of Dance and Feathers

Tupelo St
New Orleans, LA 70117


Lower Ninth Ward


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