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

Highlights of current exhibits include:

  • Louisiana under the rule of Spain, France and England
  • Famous figures in Louisiana history
  • Carry On: The Work of Huey Long and O.K. Allen
  • Gulf Oil Station, corner of Murray and 5th Streets, Alexandria, Louisiana, September of 1940, from the Newcomb Photograph Collection
    Leon Bergeron Gulf Oil Station, corner of Murray and 5th Streets, Alexandria, Louisiana, September of 1940, from the Newcomb Photograph Collection
    Stern Wheel Steam Ship "Red River" model
  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • Colonial Louisiana
  • The American Revolution
  • War between the North and South
  • The timber industry
  • Famous Central Louisiana plantations and buildings
  • Central Louisiana Army camps during World War I
  • The effect on Central Louisiana during World War II
  • Politicians from the Central Louisiana area
  • Why there are no dinosaur bones found in Louisiana
  • Central Louisiana in postcards
  • Original, 200 year old, 1804 New York Herald newspaper that  announces and details the Louisiana Purchase
  • Detailed 1872 map of the city of Alexandria showing the names of owners of city property during that time period
  • The Newcomb Photograph Collection ... 675 original photographs of Central Louisiana from the 1860s to the 1960s
  • And much more!

The Newcomb Photograph Collection

The Louisiana History Museum is proud to display the Newcomb Collection, encompassiong 675 photographs of Central Louisiana from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Newcomb Studios was a well known business in Alexandria for many years, located at 411 Murray Street.

Newcomb Studios, Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana, circa 1950s

 

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.

 

 

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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