Public Programs: Digital Projects for the Public: Discovery Grants

Period of Performance

3/1/2021 - 6/30/2022

Funding Totals

$29,980.00 (approved)
$29,980.00 (awarded)

Shifting Landscapes: Labor and Mobility in New Orleans

FAIN: MD-277132-21

Hermann-Grima-Gallier Historic Houses (New Orleans, LA 70156-6836)
Anastacia Scott (Project Director: June 2020 to April 2022)
Amy Medvick (Project Director: April 2022 to present)

Research and development of a panoramic 360° tour of the French Quarter’s Gallier House to relate the histories of African Americans who lived there.

The Panoramic 360° tour of Gallier Historic House will focus on telling the ignored histories of people of African descent who lived on the property, particularly as it relates to their interaction with the built environment and interstitial spaces, and the preservation efforts made to maintain the home and its features. We have gathered a team of eleven scholars from around the country to provide direction, research, and evaluation on the points of interest (POIs) featured in this virtual experience that will make this space accessible to a wider selection of the public.

Associated Products

Shifting Landscapes: Labor and Mobility in New Orleans (Game/Simulation)
Title: Shifting Landscapes: Labor and Mobility in New Orleans
Author: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Author: Dr. Fallon Aidoo
Author: Ms. Katherine Burlison
Author: Dr. Bryan Carter
Author: Dr. Clifton Ellis
Author: Dr. Walter D. Greason
Author: Dr. Erin M. Greenwald
Author: Dr. Leslie Harris
Author: Mr. Brandon Hull
Author: Ms. Tessa Jagger
Author: Dr. Amy Katherine Medvick
Author: Dr. Louis P. Nelson
Author: Dr. Anastacia Scott
Author: Dr. Arijit Sen
Author: Ms. Brook Tesler
Author: Dr. Dell Upton
Author: Mr. Leon A. Waters
Abstract: Welcome to Shifting Landscapes: Labor and Mobility in New Orleans. This virtual tour provides a lens into how the built environment may have been experienced by the enslaved people who lived and labored at the Gallier Historic House between its completion in 1860 and the end of the Civil War in 1865. In particular, the tour follows the day-to-day life of Laurette, ladies’ maid and nursemaid to the Gallier family.
Year: 2022
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This URL is for the starting point of the Shifting Landscapes virtual tour. It leads to a splash page with the HGGHH and NEH logos, followed by a view of the front of the Gallier Historic House.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: This URL links to the introductory page for the Shifting Landscapes virtual tour on the website. The page includes a description of the tour, a link to access the tour, an overview of projected plans to expand the tour, a link to a feedback survey, credits and funding acknowledgements.
Access Model: The virtual tour is open access, available free to the public on our website.
Source Available?: No