Saturday, June 10, 1961: Preservation Hall

Old-time jazz gets a permanent, popular home in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Preservation Hall opens to the public, in a nondescript building that dates back to the mid-1700s. There are few amenities and no admission charge; the audience is just asked to contribute.

* Founding and early history (from "New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City," book by Jonathan Mark Souther): @
* Short documentary: @
* Footage from "David Brinkley's Journal" on NBC: @
* Associated Press story (August 1961): @
* "Preservation Hall" (book by William Carter): @
* Official website: @

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