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  • Ronald Lewis: Director & curator

    "I want to educate the world about our great culture, how we do this, and why we are so successful at it even though the economics say we ain't supposed to be."

is a cultural museum based on Ronald W. Lewis' participation in the culture of Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs and Skull & Bone Gangs.

Our mission: to preserve and share this culture with the world, passing on our knowledge and traditions to the next generation.

Mardi Gras Indians

“The Indians are one of the biggest feats that ever happened...even when the parades that cost millions of dollars are coming along, everybody still flocks to see the Indians!”
Jelly Roll Morton

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Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Parading in public always has a political meaning. Post Katrina, the social club parades are more important than ever as they call people home to reclaim the city, and say “We are New Orleans, this is our city.”

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Skull n Bone Gangs & Baby Dolls

No other mask reduces the human experience to its essential core like the skeleton. The Skull & Bone Gangs and the Baby Dolls grew to be a Mardi Gras fixture in the first half of the 20th century.

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"If New Orleans had a Nobel Prize it would go to Ronald Lewis (He was the King of the 2008 Krewe de Vieux, which really is the same thing). 5 ★★★★★ Yelp, Jeff S, New Orleans, Lousiana

“The Best Memory You'll Take From All of New Orleans” 5 ★★★★★ TripAdvisor, Gadfly 123, NYC

"What's truly moving is the conversation shared with Ronald. He represents a group of determined people that never gave up on the City that Care Forgot." 5 ★★★★★Yelp, Christian K, Ohio

"Ronald Lewis is recognized by his peers, in this city steeped in history, as a cultural ambassador. He is a gem. If you want to understand New Orleans more than HBO's Treme, check this place out - and make sure to leave a generous donation." 5 ★★★★★ Mary G, Olympia USA

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