If you want to learn more about the Mardi Gras Indians then this small museum is it. They had some of the hand beaded costumes on display which where so amazing to see. We probably spent 30 mins on the museum. A good place to stop if in the neighborhood or want to venture away from the French Quarter.
The Backstreet Cultural Museum is lovingly created to celebrate and honor the unique African American culture of New Orleans. The small collection of costumes and artifacts are displayed in a converted house in the historic Treme district, near Louis Armstrong Park. The docent, Robert, provided historical context on the origins of the Black Indian Tribes, the social clubs and first... 更多
What makes this a 5 star experience for visitors and those who are not part of the culture is that this is a neighborhood museum with lots of cool stuff. Every visitor gets a guided tour whether you want it or not. The people who run the museum are always friendly no matter who you are or where you're from.... 更多
This little museum is a bit of a walk from the FQ, but it's worth it. I learned a lot about Mardi Gras, first line, second line, social clubs, the Indians, etc. Not all of this is obvious so don't be shy about asking the person in charge.
Don't miss this opportunity to see a piece of New Orleans' real history. Given the city's demographic changes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it's important to take a moment to see the heart of NOLA culture, the community that made the city so special. You'll find yourself in awe of the stormy of the Mardi Gras Indians and the... 更多
The Backstreet Cultural Museum curates artifacts from the local black community. It explains social clubs, Mardi Gras Indians, and the history of the Treme neighborhood where the museum is located. The museum docent, Robert, is a Chief in his tribe and New Orleans born and raised. His presentation was outstanding and most of the Mardi Gras Tribal attire are either... 更多
Our b & b host described this place as an "important" stop to make. Sylvester Francis has gathered and preserved numerous costumes created by Mardi Gras Indians for a number of years. He's a great resource in explaining the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, and their impact on African American culture and history in New Orleans. There is another... 更多
If you watched the HBO series Treme, you must come here to see the Mardi Gras indian costumes up close and personal, and gain insight into their development and construction. As well as the costume exhibit, this place functions as a kind of celebration of community members and activity in Treme, past and present.
The Treme, where the Backstreet Cultural Museum is located, is the oldest African American neighborhood in the country, located in the 7th ward, which is rich with music and culture. This small museum, along with Ronald Lewis' House of Dance and Feathers (open by appointment only, lower ninth ward) paint a picture of New Orleans that gives visitors a sense... 更多
I am a self-proclaimed geek when I travel. Don't get me wrong; I like fine dining, craft cocktails, and "touristy" things. But that being said, I love to visit places with culture. New Orleans has a lot of it. This place is a little off the beaten path, just outside the FQ in Treme. A local gentleman runs it, and... 更多