The Rural African American Museum, located in the Zydeco Capital of the World, Opelousas, was formed by Wilken Jones to preserve the customs of the rural African Americans of St. Landry Parish. The museum features displays documenting the history of this people from the realities of slavery to the Creole cowboy culture of today. You can view antique farming equipment as you walk through his informative displays.
Every 1st and 3rd weekend, the museum also hosts a Zydeco Jam Session, a part of the revival of the genre in the city of its origin.
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm | Saturday 10am-1pm
1414 North Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570