Like the Rougarou, it had become a bit of New Orleans legend.
For years, rumors have swirled about The Great American Alligator Museum, on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. While the sign on the front of the building promises that within these walls is “A 70-million-year-old tale waiting to be told,” there was no sign that it was open.
There was never a sign of life in the building; the door was locked and no hours were posted. I figured any hope of the Alligator Museum ever opening had sunk like an alligator into a mossy bayou. However, I can now say that I have been inside The Great American Alligator Museum.
I know it’s hard to believe, and I can barely believe it myself. I’ve always been intrigued by the promise of an alligator museum on Magazine Street.
The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square hosted at the Cabildo
Cabildo Costume Ball will honor Pontalba legacy with Charles-Edouard and Isabelle, Baron and Baroness de Pontalba, from le château de Mont-l’Évêque, December 1, 2018! The Louisiana Museum Foundation is excited to launch our Inaugual Founders Ball. The celebration will be another one for the history books that we know you won’t want to miss! Limited tickets left for Saturday, December 1, 2018, as the inaugural Founders Ball in the Cabildo will open the Louisiana State Museum’s final tricentennial exhibition featuring Charles-Edouard’s forebears, the preeminent late 18th century New Orleans philanthropist, Don Andrés Almonester and his daughter, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba, who greatly contributed to our city 50 years later in the mid-19th century. The heart of our city, Jackson Square can be credited to two individuals: the Baroness, for her namesake apartments; and her generous father for rebuilding the Cabildo, Presbytere, and St.