Historical Engagements & History Lessons

Interactive History Lessons

Through facilitated interactive history lessons, children engage, construct, and learn difficult topics such as slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, and freedom.   Perfect for Women’s History and African American History Months! 

Participants are invited to learn about the lives of Louisiana's Mammies. ​Stories are heart-felt and relevant to Louisiana and American History. During customized presentations, young learners will examine artifacts, interpret evidence, discuss, and participate in various hands-on activities. 

Mammy's at Summer Camp
New Orleans, LA

Mammy's at Summer Camp New Orleans, LA

Programs Offered

Genealogy Sleuthing

Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's  genealogy for kids

Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's is an interactive program  designed to introduce children and adults to family history.  

Churning & Learning


Churning & Learning from the eventful kitchen of Mammy Annabelle, Lila learns how to make butter with her grandmother. She was very excited until she learned it was a lot of hard work.  Program includes storytelling & an educational butter-making activity.  This hands-on history lesson will encourage young participants to explore their family tree.

My Mammies


 My Mammies: Let's talk about slavery!  Listen to the inspiring stories of women who lived on plantations in Louisiana.  

Perseverance Wagon


Learn about the lives of Louisiana African Americans during the 18th & 19th centuries.  Perfect for festivals and larger events.


Juneteenth and Freedom for Mammy's

Juneteenth What did freedom mean to Mammy? What did Mammy do after learning she was free? The answers are revealed during this lesson.

Girl Scout Programs

Brownie My Family Story & Playing the Past Junior Girl Scout Badge

Mammy's has programs designed to earn the Girl Scouts  "My Family Story" Brownie  and the "Playing the Past" Junior badges.    

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Forms & Handouts

The forms and handouts needed to prepare your group for Mammy's visit.

Mammy's participant photo and video release form (pdf)