The Louis Armstrong Museum Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

By TRISHA SAKHUJA
Staff Writer

Join the party at the Louis Armstrong Museum as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary on Oct. 15, starting at 6 p.m.
Known as the founding father of jazz, Louis Armstrong’s legacy will be celebrated with a special performance by The Hot Sardines.

The menu for the anniversary bash will include Creole creations based on Louis’ own recipes, prepared by the Cooking Channel’s Tamara Reynolds, a self taught cook and the owner of Van Alst Kitchen.

The museum will also unveil Louis Armstrong’s life mask, which has been recently restored and will be on display for the first time in the museum’s history.

“The life mask of Louis Armstrong, made in the 1950s, captures broad scars on his lips, heavy bags under his eyes and deep creases on his forehead,” said David Reese, the museum’s curator. “Viewing this plaster portrait is almost like seeing Louis’ real face, and it reveals his character as no other image can.”

The Louis Armstrong House Museum’s anniversary bash will be held in the Armstrong garden at 34-56 107th St. Tickets ranging from $30, $45 and $100, include beer and wine, but must be purchased in advance. The $45 ticket includes a limited-edition commemorative print of Louis Armstrong and $100 ticket includes the print plus a one-year museum membership.

Tickets can be purchased online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org. For more information, call the Louis Armstrong House Museum at (718) 478-8274.

Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstribune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.