Welcome to the Museums at Cassidy Park

What's New At The Museums?

Houma Pine Needle BasketIn the Native American Museum the palmetto basket exhibit features work of renowned basket weavers of the Houma Nation.

In the Pioneer Museum the Black History Exhibit features Bogalusa's African Americans who have achieved prominence in art, literature, poetry, music, and civil rights activism.

And For The Kids!

Both museums have an activity area where children can learn to crochet, weave, make a pot holder, go on a scavenger hunt, sit in a rocking chair to read a book, color a Native American design, or take a peek in the Palmetto hut. Each Saturday the docents in the Native American Museum help the children with a project. They make either a necklace, bracelet, or a clay pot that they take home with them.

Check out our education page for special opportunities for Young Historians!

Pottery Classes

Pottery hand building classes will soon be available for both adults and children. Ruth Rolling of Hammond, LA will instruct students on the traditional basic hand building techniques still used by Native Americans to create vessels. They include pinching, coiling, and rolling slabs of clay. Classes will be limited to four students, and will include a supply fee depending on the amount of clay used. 

The next class will begin on Tuesday, April 14. Class hours are from 9a.m. to 11a.m.Tuition is free to museum members and $10 for non-members.

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