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About Us

The purpose of the African American Heritage Museum is to tell the story of African Americans in all their permutations:  family life, Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, inventions, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law, and technology.


We are dedicated to preserving, maintaining and educating the public on the history of African American ancestors in the State of Louisiana and Tangipahoa Parish in collaboration with other entities of cultural interest throughout the United States of America and abroad through artistic endeavors.



The Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Veterans Archives is designed to house and showcase the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment and to experience the richness and vibrancy of the African American heritage.

With eight galleries, over 20 original murals and original art and artifacts, the African American culture comes alive for first-time and repeat visitors. This collection of artwork, artifacts and exhibits is one of the largest in the South. We invite you to visit, as we preserve and discover our rich history.

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