The Finding Our Roots African American Mobile Museum brings memorabilia, artifacts and photos of African American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes to you. After the Houma museum structure was damaged by Hurricane Ida in August 2021, a 34-foot RV was repurposed as a way to keep black history alive and active in our community.
A mural, designed by local artist Earl Theriot Jr., adorns the outside of the mobile museum. Theriot’s work portrays slaves taken from their homeland and also important figures who are pivotal in African American history. Theriot is well known in the Houma area and his work helps preserve black history. Inside the mobile museum patrons can view a rotating series of exhibits, curated from our collection in storage, and speak with a museum guide.
The museum is free to the public and located at the Explore Houma Visitor's Center at 114 Tourist Drive, Gray, LA 70359. Hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 3pm.
The mobile museum is available to visit schools, libraries and other spots within Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes for groups of 25 or more. For more information and to reserve a time for your visit, send an email with your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985-855-9202