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Preservation Hall Foundation To Host Sensory Family Day

Preservation Hall Foundation To Host Sensory Family Day

Inaugural Event is Open to Students with Disabilities and Their Families

NEW ORLEANS - The Preservation Hall Foundation, in conjunction with the Historic New Orleans Collection, will host Sensory Family Day on Tuesday, November 20 from 10 a.m. - noon at Preservation Hall.

This accessible event is designed for children of all ages with autism and other sensory processing needs. Along with their families, they will be able to learn and create through hands-on exploration with tactile opportunities and sensory tools. The event is free but advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 40 guests so that families can enjoy a crowd-free space. Link to register.

"All of Preservation Hall Foundation's programs are inclusive,” said Ashley Shabankareh, director of programs. “This hands-on program allows us to further work within the community, meeting children and families who face community participation challenges. We look forward to working with the Historic New Orleans Collection for our first Sensory Friendly Family Day, creating a safe-space for participation for all students." 

Sensory Family Day is centered around musician Danny Barker’s memoir “A Life in Jazz,” exploring the music of New Orleans and meeting many musicians whose lives and careers were impacted by the teachings of guitarist and banjoist, Danny Barker. 

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. THNOC’s Education Department offers free field trips, professional development for educators, and curriculum and research guides at https://www.hnoc.org/programs/education. For more information, contact Jenny Schwartzher, Curator of Education, at jennifers@hnoc.org

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