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.
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
- Definition of Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)
- About Terminology
- A History of Carville
- Rules for Inmates, 1913
- What Led to the Founding of Carville
- Indian Camp Plantation
- Carville Map of Grounds
- Carville's Chapels
- Mardi Gras at Carville
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