Through facilitated interactive history lessons, children engage, construct, and learn difficult topics such as slavery, emancipation, civil rights, and freedom.
Engage & Learn History
At Our Mammy's, we do more than just programs. WE make sure every child is actively Engaged with objects from Louisiana's African American history. OUR number one goal is to plant a seed in the hearts of every person participating in one of our facilitated programs and hands-on history museum.
Participants are invited to learn about the lives of Louisiana's Mammies. Stories are heart-felt and interactive activities are relevant to Louisiana and American History. Some of the activities include examining artifacts, interpreting evidence, discussing facts, and participating in various crafts.
Our Mammy's on an African American laundress in New Orleans 19th century New Orleans.
Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's is an interactive program designed to introduce children to family history. Ages 10 and up.
Churning & Learning a storytelling & interactive butter-making activity. This hands-on history lesson is perfect for all ages.
My Mammies: Let's talk about slavery! Listen to the inspiring stories of women who lived on plantations in Louisiana. All ages.
Learn about the lives of Louisiana African Americans during the 18th & 19th centuries. Perfect for festivals and larger events. Activities for all ages including adults.
Juneteenth What did freedom mean to Mammy? What did Mammy do after learning she was free? The answers are revealed during this lesson. Ages 6 and up.
Mammy's has programs designed to earn the Girl Scouts "My Family Story" Brownie, "Playing the Past" Junior, & "Truth Seeker" Senior badges.
Mammy & the Underground Railroad Thousands of Freedom Seekers found their way to liberty after escaping through the Underground Railroad. Learn about the many ways Mammy served as a Conductor on Underground Railroad. Perfect for ages 8 and up.
STEAMing with Mammy's
Experience what cooking was like before modern appliances and tools. Outdoor cooking, fire making, and tradition sharing with Mammy. Participants will help prepare dishes using old family recipes. All ages. Note: Food items selected by Mammy's will depend on the season.
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