Our award-winning children’s programs include art, drama, geography, archaeology, math and science — in addition to history. We collaborate with Tulane University’s School of Architecture and other colleges along with charter and archdiocesan schools and public and private schools for students in pre-K through 12th grades. We offer Saturday, holiday and summer camps, and weekend Boy and Girl Scout badge programs. We serve children of all socio-economic circumstances.
In our strategic planning efforts in the post-Katrina years, we identified that many locals fondly remembered their childhood memories of the museums. We heard time and time again, “I went to the Hermann-Grima House when I was a kid in school.” We are thrilled to continue this extremely valuable programming and cherish this important part of our brand.
Today, we share more than a story of two houses and antique furniture. We tell of New Orleans’ cultural diversity as we share the stories of all the people who lived at Hermann-Grima and Gallier Houses — the enslaved workers who lived and worked there, the free people of color with skilled trades who worked on the houses, as well as those who made and lost fortunes in the bust-and-boom cycles of 19th-century Louisiana. We tell the stories of why New Orleans continues to be one of America’s most distinctive cities.