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The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum was created to celebrate the rich history of this unique neighborhood. Only one in five residents has been able to return to their homes, so many stories will be lost if we as a community fail to actively remember...more
This is a small museum telling the history of the Lower 9th Ward. We took a bus to the museum and it was great to get away from all the tourist areas downtown and see what other areas of NOLA looked like. The museum tells...More
It allows one to pass judgement on entire communities struggling under the weight of poverty, institutionalized discrimination and oppression, having never suffered poverty, discrimination or oppression oneself. Unlike the previous reviewer who called the museum a “complaint department”, I believe this museum provides an intimate,...More
This museum gives the political, cultural and social history of the lower ninth ward and highlights the inexplicable disaster of Katrina. It also shows the power of the local organizations helping to redevelop the area. This is authentic and should not be missed
This free, self-guided museum took my breath away. We were warmly greeted & instructed to feel free to walk through the museum. Along the walls there are pictures, descriptions, and a movie playing to tell the whole history of the lower 9th ward. It’s heartbreaking...More
We had been to the Katrina and Beyond display at the Presbytere but just felt we wanted to see more about the most impacted area of the Lower 9th Ward. This museum is in a restored house in the Lower 9th and we used Uber...More
I don't want to describe this exhibit as simple, but want to say "nothing fancy here", just a nicely thought out journey through the tragic history of the Ninth Ward. The reality of what has taken place here tugs at your heart, as mentioned the...More
There are two sides to this museum. In one aspect, it shines a light on a perpetually underserved area of the community and the struggles they had to overcome. On the other, it seemed like a lot of finger pointing and blame passing for the...More
You MUST come out here to really understand the impact of Katrina but mainly how events in the decades surrounding Katrina have impacted a community and what it tells us about ourselves. If you are a tourist or local, the unique nature of this place...More
For people not from this area you really need to visit here to get just glimpse of what these people went through during Katrina. This whole area is still in much disarray but there is still life and rebuilding going on there. Please keep in...More
People focus too much on the hardships so closely associated with this well known working class neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top
tourist attractions, the Ninth Ward is nonetheless there for those who are most keen to discover the places they encounter. But it’s not all about learning lessons when going to the Ninth Ward. With its “Living Museum” and “steamboat houses” and a long enduring dedication to preserving local culture, there’s more than enough to see and do during a daytime tour of the area.