1600 Phoenix Square
Hammond, LA 70403

Museum Hours

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday and Holidays

by appointment

(Groups of 10 or more)


General:  $10.00

Senior Citizens (65+):  $7.00

All Students with ID:  $5.00

Children (5 & under):  $2.00

Members:  FREE

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About Us


The organization was originally founded in 1984 as a Louisiana 501(C)(3) non–profit corporation called Tangipahoa Black Festival. A name change occurred in 1987 to Tangipahoa Black Heritage Festival and under this name the organization purchased the former Mooney Avenue Elementary School from the Tangipahoa Parish School Board. This site has historical significance in that it was once the location of an African American elementary school that had been closed due to integration.

The property consists of 7.3 acres with four buildings and is located at 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond, LA. The land acquisition was a pivotal step towards the mission of creating a heritage museum and community center. The organization renamed itself in 2005 as the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archives (TAAHM).


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