Current Exhibits at the LHM
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:
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.
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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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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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 Work of Huey P. Long and O.K. Allen
Beaver Top Hat worn by
Montfort Wells, owner of the race horse Lecompte.
town of Lecompte,
Louisiana was named
after the famous race horse.
State of Louisiana Confederate
Early original WWII poster
Lend the way they Fight...Buy Bonds to your UTMOST!
Civil War Butternut Confederate Uniform