In celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the Catholic Cultural Heritage Center are opening the doors to the Old Ursuline Convent Museum free of charge Jan. 7-9. Currently on display is the exhibit “Praying for a Miracle: The Catholic Church and the Battle of New Orleans.”
“We are so pleased to be able to offer free admission to the museum this week as the city commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans,” said archdiocesan director of communications Sarah McDonald. “‘Praying for a Miracle: The Catholic Church and the Battle of New Orleans’ is not only a beautiful and historically significant exhibition, but a testament to the power of prayer and the contributions of the Ursuline sisters to the battle effort and beyond.”
The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1100 Chartres St. in the French Quarter. The exhibit will be open through May. More information about the exhibit and the museum is online at oldursulineconvent.org.