Why America Needs a Slavery Museum
How can you solve it, If you don’t understand the source?
one day i must write about my times in louisiana 🙂
The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the US South.
Within the boundaries of the “Habitation Haydel”, as the Whitney Plantation was originally known, the story of the Haydel family of German immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined.
In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.
Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana’s enslaved people.
The Museum is open 9:30am to 4:30pm every day except Tuesday
Tours are given every hour between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
The Museum is closed New Years Day, Mardi Gras, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
5099 Highway 18
Wallace, LA 70049