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VFW Magazine June/July 2017 : Page 35

PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART JACKSON BARRACKS MILITARY MUSEUM JACKSON BARRACKS, AREA C 4209 CHENAULT BLVD. • (504) 278-8664 This museum tells the story of Louisiana’s National Guard from the colonial period through present day. On display are historic battalion flags, parade uniforms, diaries and a collection of war letters. It is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. JACKSON SQUARE 700 DECATUR ST. • (504) 658-3200 A park in the historic French Quarter, Jackson Square was originally known as Place d’Arme, a military parade ground. Today, it serves as a meeting place for musicians, artists, historians and tour-ists. The area was renamed Jackson Square in 1851 to honor Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), hero of the notorious Battle of New Orleans and seventh president. PHOTO BY TOM PUMPHRET 30,000 volumes. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. VFW HAS RICH HISTORY IN NEW ORLEANS This year marks the eighth time New Orleans has hosted the VFW National Convention. Chicago is the only city that has hosted it more, having done so 11 times. /…iwÀÃÌ̈“i6
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7°» OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART 925 CAMP ST. • (504) 539-9600 First opened in 2003 in the historic Warehouse Arts District, the museum is home to the largest and most compre-hensive collection of southern art in the world, showcasing art from 15 southern states and the District of Columbia. It is open Wednesday through Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. PRESERVATION HALL 726 ST PETER ST. • (504) 522-2841 Established in 1961, Preservation Hall celebrates the history of music in America. It strives to “protect and honor New Orleans Jazz.” Acoustic jazz per-formances are held nightly in this inti-mate venue. Monday-Wednesday show times are 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM 945 MAGAZINE ST. • (504) 528-1944 Opened in June 2000, the National WWII Museum boasts 19 galleries, 190,000 artifacts and 8,800 personal accounts. Visitors can walk through a recreation of the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg and experi-ence what it was like during America’s first battles with the German and Italian armies in North Africa. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL 615 PERE ANTOINE ALLEY (504) 525-9585 St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest con-tinuously operating Catholic cathe-dral in the United States. Since 1727, New Orleanians have worshipped here. The current cathedral, with its white, three-steeple façade, is actually the third church on this site. Hurricanes and fires destroyed the first two. Free tours are offered several times per day. A small garden behind the cathedral has a memorial to the victims of yellow fever, which plagued the mosquito-infested city in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cathedral is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with daily Mass at 12:05 p.m. -EMAIL NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE • (504) 658-4100 Founded in 1911, the museum hous-es a $200 million collection in 46 gal-leries. Special collections include the Peter Carl Faberge treasures and the Latin American Colonial collection. By appointment only, researchers can view some of the library’s non-circulation JUNE/JULY 2017 • WWW.VFW.ORG • 35

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