RRAAM gets major update

Staff Report

After 13 years of patch jobs, the River Road African American Museum celebrated a major renovation milestone with the addition of its new roof.

"We have patched this roof many times over the past thirteen years, while stabilizing the other historic buildings in our collection," said co-founder and curator, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson. "Finally, I am proud to say that we are getting the new roof and porch repairs done today."

Hambrick-Jackson continued that RRAAM is working towards living up to its mission to continue to represent its community and organization as a leading preservation institution in south Louisiana.

"Thank you for your support, and special thanks to Kocke Services, Inc. of Donaldsonville for donating the roofing materials," she said. "It is hard to find men who have the skills to repair these old buildings. What a shame, that this may be the last generation of craftsmen who know and love the trade."