On July 11, 2015, Levees.org hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first ever outdoor levee exhibit at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.Put Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden into our New Orleans road trip app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Residents and visitors alike can view six museum-quality exhibit panels housed in a 100-foot covered walkway. The text and forty photographs tell the story and bust the myths still encircling the levee breaches in Greater New Orleans in 2005.
The six panels are about ALL the levee breaches, ALL the neighborhoods, ALL the lives.
The Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden are located at the east breach site of the London Avenue Canal. Water from the breach had actually pushed the home that once stood there, foundation and all, into the street.
Much of the information in the exhibit is new and referenced from a scientific paper just released in August 2015 in Water Policy, the official journal of the World Water Council.
The exhibit hall and garden is free, open to everyone during daylight hours and is expected to be permanent.
The beautiful garden uses native plants which use less fertilizer and reduce the load on the municipal drainage system.
Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden Reviews
The drive through the neighborhood was rather eerie. There are new homes going up, but there are many lots where there is only a faint hint of the home that once stood there. Several houses are still ... more »
Historic and intriguing. Very good for one to grasp the full Hurricane Katrina scenario and backstory.
Very eye opening and interesting. The stories are incredible
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