Gee, I thought I was getting old. Compared to the Old Ursuline Convent, which is circa 1752 per some documents about the building and estb. 1727 as an organization to educate women in other documents, I am a young whipper snapper. Can you imagine what the former inhabitants of the convent would say about the signing of the Constitution? I know a few nuns of the convent enjoyed Louisiana oysters. Sister Madeline Hachard 1730. Where was the convent prior to its location in 1752? 301 Chartres Street. The Archdiocese of New Orleans was est. 1793.
Here are a few items I’ve read recently about the convent.
Another Google book
Third Google book
De Batz, Hachard, France, oysters, Louisiana history, Ursuline Convent, Indians,
In 1735 a French artist, Alexander de Batz (1685 – 1737), created this water color. The caption reads, “Indians of several Nations bound for New Orleans 1735.” – URL
Search the Peabody museum online for Louisiana artifacts. Enter “Louisiana” in the search form.