F2_2 Jazz and Maps at the Mint

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:00 PM / 6:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Field Trip Departure, Canal Street Entrance, Main Lobby, Marriott Hotel..
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers


To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.
F2_2 Jazz and Maps at the Mint
Organizer: Molly McGraw, Southeastern Louisiana University
Participants will walk through the entire French Quarter, stopping the Jackson Square and the Ursuline Convent (we will not go into the convent) for a brief short history of these significant places, before reaching the Old US Mint. Once at the Mint, participants will be given a guided tour of the New Orleans Jazz Music Collection featuring priceless artifacts from artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, and Kid Ory. We will then proceed to the Louisiana Historic Center to view historical maps of Louisiana, New Orleans and the lower Mississippi River Valley. We will walk back to Convention Center via the French Market, and time permitting stop for beignets and coffee at the world famous Cafe Du Monde. In the event of inclement weather, we will use the riverfront streetcar to travel to/from the Convention Center. Price of biegnets/coffee and streetcar fare (if needed) are not included.


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