Le Musée de f.p.c. located in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of only a few attractions of its kind in the United States. I stumbled upon the museum as I was researching free people of color. I was in love from the moment I saw the first photo. The structure was distinct but everything Southern. Le Musée is “A House Museum Honoring the Legacy of New Orleans Free People of Color.
After watching this stunning Greek revival residence for a while and trying to connect myself to the home, I decided they must have highlight this extraordinary. The museum exclusively interprets, preserves and presents the history and material culture of free people of color as it examines the first three centuries of New Orleans History. The exhibits are from the founders of Le Musée, Beverly and Dr. Dwight McKenna who spent 30 years collecting items. They share collections with the house museum and the McKenna Museum of African American Art. You will locate paintings, lithographs, sculptures and other artifacts in the collection. Although you will find a variety of art, the museum focuses on history.
The goal of the organization is to organize documents, paintings, and decorative arts to present and interpret the dynamic history of a people and a culture. You can enjoy a guided tour, lectures and if you are in love the way I am, host your special event inside this majestic structure.
The home boast high ceilings, chandeliers and hardwood floors with two floors of decorated parlors. The parlors open up to a gardened courtyard space and a detached cottage. Several weddings, receptions, family gatherings and business meetings have adored this rich historical home. I urge you to visit this home in you are in the New Orleans area.
Le Musée de f.p.c. is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. To book a tour and learn more visit: https://www.lemuseedefpc.com
*All information and photos were provided by the staff of Le Musée de f.p.c.