This event with OperaCréole is part of an ongoing series with community organizations sponsored by OPERA America’s Innovation Grants.
Did you know New Orleans is home to one of the country’s few attractions dedicated exclusively to preserving the material culture of and telling the story of free people of
- Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
- at Le Musée de f.p.c. 2336 Esplanade Avenue
Today, inside Le Musée de f.p.c., walls and shelves reveal rarely seen documents — manumission papers granting freedom to former slaves, property records showing that one-third of the French Quarter was once owned by people ofThe New York Times (full article here)
colorand, finally, a replica of a petition that was hand-delivered in 1864 to President Lincoln by two prominent free black men from New Orleans, Arnold Bertonneau and Jean Baptiste Roudanez, the brother of Louis Charles.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to 50 people so click below and sign up to secure your seats.
OperaCréole Website: www.operacreole.com
Museum Website: www.lemuseedefpc.com
OPERA America’s Innovation Grants support exceptional projects that have the capacity to improve the vibrancy of opera in the field’s most important areas of practice. These grants invest $1.5 million annually, enabling organizations to increase their investment in experimentation and innovation, and contribute to field-wide learning. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.