A part of McKenna Museums, Le Musée de f.p.c. is a one-of-a-kind, historic house museum dedicated exclusively to preserving, interpreting and sharing the story of free people of color. Since its inception, Le Musée de f.p.c. has dedicated itself to the collection, preservation, interpretation of art and material culture of free people of color (people of African descent who were free prior to the Civil War) in effort to share their rich and impactful history and legacy on New Orleans’s history, culture, food, music, architecture, religion, political landscape and education—essentially every aspect of the 300-year-old city. To be sure, in what has been called the most Africanized city in North America, the history of Black people in New Orleans is the essence of the history of the city. Le Musée de f.p.c.’s holdings are varied and rare, from a hand-crafted armoire and daybed built by the renowned, skilled 19th century craftsman Dutreuil Barjon to original manumission (freedom) papers.