This is well worth a visit, especially if there is a concert scheduled. It has a nice display covering the history of the building when it was the area U. But the highlight for me was the concert presented by the National Park Service that had a great little band that played different musical genres of the New Orleans area. The mint is on the lower floor. It does not take longto go through and it interesting. Upstairs is an exhibit about Louis Armstrong's life. Don't miss it. It tells the story of one of the greatest American musicians. Also featured is his first and last coronet.
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The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances. It will highlight the tremendous influence of New Orleans jazz on the cultural fabric of the nation and world. For details and to learn how to support the effort, visit NOLAjazzmuseum. The Museum uses the space for evening programs, solo and small group concerts and special events while the National Park Service offers daily live music programs for local residents and visitors to the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Learn more and find a calendar of events at MusicAtTheMint. Take a virtual tour of the third floor, including dressing rooms and green room, here:.
All the events happening at New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.s. Mint 2021-2022
After it was decommissioned as a mint, the building has served a variety of purposes, including as an assay office , a United States Coast Guard storage facility, and a fallout shelter. Since it has served as a branch of the Louisiana State Museum. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in , after over two years of repairs and renovations, the museum reopened in October Exhibits include instruments used by some of New Orleans' notable jazz musicians, photographs, and posters, now part of the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Louisiana Historical Center is located on the third floor of the building. The center includes collections of colonial-era manuscripts and maps, and primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media. It is open to anyone with an interest in Louisiana history and culture. Along with the Charlotte Mint , it is one of two former mint facilities in the U.
Originally a separate museum, the collection is now affiliated with the Louisiana State Museum. Mint building on Esplanade Avenue , bordering the historic French Quarter neighborhood. Plans for a museum commemorating New Orleans jazz began in the s by a collaborative group of New Orleans jazz collectors and enthusiasts of the New Orleans Jazz Club, which was founded in Pierre , including commemorative plaques on the property. In , the museum relocated to the Royal Sonesta Hotel.