Our Mammy's offers lectures, seminars, and workshops for novice and intermediate genealogy researchers looking for their African American ancestors in southeast Louisiana. Researching African ancestry can be challenging; however, Our Mammy's can help you get started. It is worth the journey!
Seminars- Interactive genealogy seminars to provide beginners with critical first steps
Lectures – In-depth presentations about African American genealogy. Perfect for larger settings.
Hands-on courses with step by step instructions for novice genealogists. Perfect for researchers who have not built a family tree. Reserve Our Mammy's for your organization.
Through facilitated interactive history lessons, children engage, construct, and learn difficult topics. At Our Mammy's we don't shy away from conversations about as slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, and freedom. Book Our Mammy's for your youth group.
Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's is an interactive program designed to introduce children to family history. Ages 6 and up.
Churning & Learning a storytelling & interactive butter-making activity. This hands-on history lesson is perfect for Kindergarten & 1st graders.
My Mammies: Let's talk about slavery! Listen to the inspiring stories of women who lived on plantations in Louisiana. All ages.
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.
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. This program will include storytelling, scavenger hunt collecting goods, and crafts to create an engaging and deep experience for families. Perfect for ages 6 and up.
Experience what cooking was like before modern appliances and tools. Shucking corn ain't easy. Outdoor cooking, fire making, and tradition sharing with Mammy. Participants will help prepare dishes using old family recipes. Activities include outdoor cooking, fire making, and tradition sharing with Mammy. Note: Food items selected by Mammy's will depend on the season.
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.
Our Mammy's will travel to your classroom, summer camp, family reunion, or other special event. Mammy's programs have been conducted in Louisiana, Mississippi, & Texas. Additional fees may apply for events outside of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Header photo by: Antoinette Harrell
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