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The Museum features a wide variety of content and collections, some of which may change from time to time. Shown below are just a few of the current displays at the Museum.

 

The LHM: The Museum with all the Bells and Whistles!

The Louisiana History Museum now has all the bells and whistles, with the addition in 2010 of museum pieces donated by the Gamburgs.

This collection includes the steam whistle of the Fisher Lumber Company Plant.

 

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Red River

A model replica of the Stern Wheel Steam Ship "Red River" went on display in June, 2009.

The ship model was built by master modeler Richard Guidroz of Pineville, La.

The boat, "Red River," was in service on the Red River and Mississippi from the early 1900s to the 1920s.

During that time period the river here at Alexandria was a busy port for transporting cotton, livestock and supply's to the small towns and to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi.

 

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The largest local postcard collection ever displayed!  

 

Central Louisiana in Postcards from 1900 to 1955.

 

Over 250 postcards

of Alexandria, Pineville,

Central Louisiana and the Army Camps of WWI and  WWII.

 

 

 

NOTE: Reprints available in the Museum Shop

The largest collection of Central Louisiana postcards ever displayed

 

Carry On

 

The Work of Huey P. Long and O.K. Allen

Carry On ... The Work of Huey P. Long and O.K. Allen

Beaver Top Hat worn by  Montfort Wells, owner of the race horse Lecompte.

 

The town of Lecompte, Louisiana was named after the famous race horse.

Beaver Top Hat worn by Montfort Wells, owner of the race horse Lecompte

State of Louisiana Confederate note

collection. 1861-1864

State of Louisiana Confederate note

Early original WWII poster

Lend the way they Fight...Buy Bonds to your UTMOST!

 

Early original WWII poster
Early sewing tools Early sewing tools
Find out the sad secret of the bride's dress Find out the sad secret of the bride's dress ... at the Louisiana History Museum

Civil War Butternut Confederate Uniform

Civil War Butternut Confederate Uniform

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