The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum

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    Located inside Arnaud’s, one of the biggest Creole restaurants in New Orleans is The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum, that displays a collection of Mardi Gras costumes that were used by the women of the family.
    Thirteen queen customs that Germaine Cazenave Wells wore over 22 Mardi Gras balls from 1937 to 1968, one queen custom of Germaine’s mother, Lady Irma, that was worn in 1941, and one of Germaine’s daughter.
    In addition to the customs collection, there are masks, jewelry, and photographs of traditional Mardi Gras festivals.

    The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum

    Everyone knows Arnaud's restaurant in the historic French Quarter. But did you know that there is a Mardi Gras Museum right upstairs? Costumes from the 50's and 60's are purely New Orleans! And it's FREE! #arnaud #FrenchQuarter #MardiGras
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    Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
    The museum is free and open when the restaurant is open.
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  • Photo credit - Library of Congress.