RRAAM founder speaks to Rotary

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Rotarian Ben Glueck stands with River Road African American Museum Co-founder Darryl Hambrick and Rotarian Dave Dubreuil after the Rotary Club luncheon last week.

Darryl Hambrick, Co-founder of the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, spoke to the Donaldsonville Rotary Club last week and informed it that the museum is facing a major funding issue that could force it to close doors.

Hambrick said, at Café Lafourche, the RRAAM has reduced its touring hours to weekends only and by appointment.

Hambrick asked the Rotary Club to help support the museum’s operating costs. He also told the club the museum will begin a GoFunding campaign to raise $93,000 this year, and that significant number is symbolic of the True Friends Benevolent Society who raised $93,000 in the early 1900s.

The RRAAM is located at 406 Charles Street in Donaldsonville. For more information on how to support or tour the museum contact Kathe Hambrick-Jackson at kathe@aamuseum.org.