Blood, Sweat, And Tears - Finding Our Roots Museum
After closing due to the pandemic, Finding Our Roots Museum is proudly re-opening to the public to continue their mission of showcasing history through preserved artifacts and extensive research. On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the museum will unveil the new “Blood, Sweat, And Tears” Exhibit, with free admission on this day only!
The captivating new exhibit tells the story of one of the last slave ships, "The Wanderer”, that captured over 400 precious individuals and illegally brought them to American shores. Some of those captured individuals from this illicit voyage were deposited and sold into slavery in the Terrebonne, Lafourche, and St. Mary parishes. However, one of the most exciting things to complement this exhibit is that some of the descendants of those slaves will be present at the unveiling.
The museum’s founder and president, Margie Scoby, has worked diligently to impart the importance of the museum’s cultural relevance to all who visit and tour.
The Office of Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, as well as Words of Inspiration and Rejuvenation by Minister/Christian Comedian Pamela Rainey, will be in attendance to show their support of this significant re-opening.
Museums such as Finding Our Roots, are essential in preserving and capturing the history of Louisiana’s Bayou Country. We hope to see everyone at the unveiling on April 24th, 2021 from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Please see below for a detailed schedule of events.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:30a to 11:00a The Museum’s Re-Opening
11:00a to 11:30a The Unveiling of the Exhibit
11:30a to 12:00p The Showcasing of the Quilt
12:00p to 3:30p Tours and Activities on Museum Grounds
3:30p End of Event