Sumary of How a museum founder battled Ida to save precious pieces of the history of Louisiana’s enslaved people:
- (CNN) — As Hurricane Ida barreled through LaPlace, Louisiana, on Sunday, a museum founder hunkered down in a 1790s plantation house to save irreplaceable historic artifacts.
- John McCusker, founder of the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House, along with Charlotte Jones, operations and programming manager of the museum, stayed at the plantation house that dates back two centuries to the Spanish colonial era, according to the museum’s website.
- McCusker and Jones used tarps to cover artifacts inside the house to keep the water from ruining them, he said.
- “He said they had to take care of one crisis after the next to make sure the artifacts weren’t damaged.
- Coiurtesy John McCuskerAfter Ida passed, he was able to assess the damage throughout the property.