Xavier University, New Orleans Cultural Sites

Xavier University, New Orleans

New Orleans Cultural Sites

Xavier University

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Southern University at New Orleans

Preservation Jazz Hall
DESCRIPTION: Since it first opened its doors in 1961, PJH has been a must visit in the French Quarter; see, hear and feel traditional New Orleans jazz played here with small room acoustics. No smoking or alcoholic drinking is permitted on the premises since all ages welcome to appreciate one of America’s greatest art forms.
ADMISSION: $$
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sun 8p-11p; music begins 8:15p
ADDRESS: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: French Quarter garages
TRANSIT: Riverwalk Streetcar and Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 504-522-2841
WEBSITE: http://www.preservationhall.com

Williams Research Center
DESCRIPTION: Don’t let the traditional French Quarter entrance fool you, located within, Historic New Orleans Collection is an expansive set of documents and artifacts that chronicle African American achievements in the city.
ADMISSION: donations requested
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 9:30a-4:30p
ADDRESS: 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: French Quarter garages
TRANSIT: Riverwalk Streetcar and Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 504-523-4662
WEBSITE: http://www.hnoc.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Organizers of the fantastic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Blues Festival. The organization features a strong educational component and a musicians housing. Keep jazz alive with a visit and a monetary or musical donation.
ADMISSION: donations requested
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p, plus special events
ADDRESS: 1205 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Riverwalk Streetcar
PHONE: 504-522-4786
WEBSITE: http://www.nojhf.org

African American Museum
DESCRIPTION: Housed in a beautiful Creole Villa with garden, the museum preserves and promotes African American history of the community via a wide range of art and education programs by and for the African diaspora. Exhibits change regularly. The villa retains many of its original decorative details from the early 1800s and includes: Louisiana-Congo, a collection of exquisite African beadwork, costumes, masks, textiles, musical instruments and divination objects as a major part of the museum’s permanent collection.
ADMISSION: $
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 11a-4p
ADDRESS: 1418 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 504-566-1136
WEBSITE: website

Backstreet Cultural Museum
DESCRIPTION: Features permanent exhibits on Mardi Gras Indians, Traditional Jazz Funerals and Second Line Parades in an earthy neighborhood setting. Request a guided tour for a richer experience of the educational workshops, video presentations, lectures and a few live performances add to the fun. Donations are appreciated.
ADMISSION: $
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 1116 St. Claude Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 504-522-4806
WEBSITE: http://www.backstreetmuseum.org

Black Collegian Magazine
DESCRIPTION: New Orleans is the national headquarters for the award-winning publication was founded in 1970. A career development magazine, it is distributed on over 800 campuses nationwide. It has morphed into DiversityEmployers website.
ADMISSION: appt only
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 909 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: downtown garages and lots
TRANSIT: Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 504-523-0154
WEBSITE: https://www.diversityemployers.com/

William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive
DESCRIPTION: A treasure trove collection of jazz recordings, sheet music, photos of jazz musicians; get your background on the history of jazz here.
ADMISSION: donations are requested
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-4:45p
ADDRESS: Tulane University, Jones Hall, 7001 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: St. Charles Streetcar
PHONE: 504-865-5688
WEBSITE: http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/JazzHome.html

Amistad Research Center
DESCRIPTION: In 1966, the American Missionary Association founded this center which arguably contains one of the nation’s largest set of manuscripts about African American race relations and the civil rights movement. Some materials date back to the 1700s and they come from the lower 48 states. There’s a model of La Amistad ship and the most comprehensive information about the Amistad uprising, as portrayed in a Hollywood movie Amistad.
ADMISSION: Donations requested
DAYS& HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p
ADDRESS: Tulane University, Tilton Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: St. Charles Streetcar
PHONE: 504-865-5535
WEBSITE: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org

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