What you'll do
Take a walk through history and learn about the matriarchs of New Orleans- old and new, the female powerhouses and their impact on seventh ward neighborhood and the city. Visit local current powerhouses and the female business leaders on Bayou Road, the Seventh Ward and Treme Lafitte. Invest in the cultural spaces that make New Orleans unique. Esplanade Ridge or the Seventh Ward as it is affectionately referred to by long time residents, has historically been home to bohemians, artists and radicals. It is the concept of radical hospitality that becomes an exchange and act of humanity by sharing the complicated history of this place. In the seventh ward, free women of color and women of African descent used acts of resilience, subverted power, creativity and strategy to acquire resources to build families and communities through the system of placage. We end our tour on Bayou Road, one of the oldest fauberg commercial corridors at Material Life, a curated shop of goods and art made by artists and creatives from around the world.
As a New Orleans native, Gia Hamilton is a local arts and culture thought leader who spent years researching the history of women of color in the 7thward neighborhood of New Orleans and has recently finished her first book entitled Modern Matriarch. The Modern Matriarch tour allows you to experiences the places where women have innovated, contributed to community and led and sustained the culture of New Orleans through food, art and commerce. Learn more about Gia's practice www.giahamiltonstudio.com
Material Life a arts and good store "Live with what you love"
Where you'll be
Visit local current powerhouses and the female business leaders on Bayou Road, the Seventh Ward and Treme Lafitte. Invest in the cultural spaces that make New Orleans unique. We will visit Dooky Chase's restaurant and Material Life (arts and goods store) where local women still lead and guide the neighborhood's activities.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
This walking tour lasts about an hour & you will need to stay hydrated especially on very warm days, so come prepared to walk, talk and listen. We will end at Material Life, an art and goods store.
Modern Matriarch Tour of the 7th Ward
£41 / personNew experience
£41 / person