National Hansen's Disease Museum
The National Hansen's Disease Museum promotes the understanding, identification and treatment of Hansen's disease (leprosy) and expands students understanding of how people with physical disabilities live.
The Museum enables students to learn about:
- The history of contagious disease in the U.S.
- Changes in social attitude toward Hansen's disease (leprosy) as it transitioned from a "sin and curse" with mandatory quarantine to a bacterial infection that is curable with outpatient treatment
- Concepts including
- Multicultural Education
- Medical History
- Louisiana history
- Hansen's disease
Arrange a Visit
- One adult chaperone per ten students required
- Two weeks’ notice required.
- Hours of Operation-- Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Federal holidays.
- Arrange your school visit by email NHDPmuseum@hrsa.gov or phone 225-642-1950
Louisiana State Educational Benchmarks and Standards
- K-4th grades: C-1D-E4; H-1A-E1-3; H-1D-E2
- 5th - 8th grades: C-1D-M4; H-1A-ME-4; SI-M-B6
- 9th - 12th grades: C-1D-H3; H-1A-H1-3; SI-H-B2