River Road African American Museum

Tezcuco PlantationIn 1992, in a bold and courageous move, driven by a passion to fulfill her vision, Kathe Hambrick approached the owners of the Tezcuco Plantation and with great conviction asked the owners if they would let her use a vacant room at Tezcuco to start a museum.

On Mothers' Day 12, 2002, the Tezcuco Plantation was engulfed by fire. The fire destroyed the 4, 500 square-foot main plantation house. The River Road African American Museum collection was spared. The owners of Tezcuco decided not to rebuild.

The museum found its new home in historic Donaldsonville at 406 Charles Street.

The museum’s relocation to Donaldsonville is significant in that it now incorporates the stories and unique history and landmarks of the Donaldsonville area which once was the capital of Louisiana.

A glimpse at the interior of the original museum. Tezcuco Fire - Photo courtesy of Tom McElroy of The Advocate

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