New African American Museum to Open in Houma, Louisiana
The Finding Our Roots African American Museum will open in February. It is the first museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of black communities in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes.
The museum is the result of a collaboration of former parish councilman Alvin Tillman and Margie Scoby, president of the museum and a local historian.
The museum is housed in the white wooden schoolhouse formerly known as “The Academy”. Black students attended here during segregation. Its galleries focus on the Reconstruction era, slavery, segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. There will be guided tours, educational opportunities for students and special events and exhibitions.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3:30 pm. Admission will require a pass. Passes will be available for a one-time visit for $7 or via a museum membership, which grants four visits for $40.
9 a.m. ~ Saturday, February 4, 2017
Finding Our Roots African American Museum
918 Roussell Street (corner of Academy Street)
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