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Everyone connected with the Louisiana History Museum is saddened that James Dale Genius, 77 of Alexandria, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

In late 1979, he and his wife Claris decided to go into the antique business. They traveled all over the world and United States, maintained an online antique shop and were active in the national antique circuit until about 2004, when Dale accepted the position of Director of the Louisiana History Museum.

Upon accepting the director position, Dale's main interest was preserving the history of Alexandria, LA and the rich heritage of Central Louisiana. He devoted his life, especially the last 12 years, for our city and its fantastic history. Dale authored a history of Alexandria book, based on postcards of Alexandria's past, called What once Was, A postcard history of Alexandria, LA.

He produced several DVD and TV programs on Central Louisiana historic buildings and Alexandria's history that are still running on cable channel 4 today. He established several websites, including one devoted to the history of the Hotel Bentley, and a website for the Louisiana History Museum.

Dale appeared on the History Channel's Cajun Pawn Stars as an antique expert. He also wrote articles for the CENLA Focus for the past 4 years.

His enthusiasm, dedication and rich knowledge of the history of Louisiana will be dearly missed.

10/09/2016
James Dale Genius Day declared by the Mayor of Alexandria
Press Release - 06/21/2016
Dale Genius honored as "Central Louisiana Preservationist of the Year"
02/26/2016
New Collection Entitled "Captain Mike Fisher of the Alexandria Police Department"
08/19/2015
New Collection Entitled "Alexandria in Neon"
02/26/2015
The Louisiana History Museum Announces a Total Redesign of Its Website
Watch the Louisiana History Museum Preview at the YouTube website

New YouTube Videos about the Louisiana History Museum Announced

Promotional video for the Louisiana History Museum

Preview of the Louisiana History Museum

Vintage Postcard Collection of Alexandria and Pineville ... click to view the collection now

Central Louisiana: 100 Years of Photographs and Illustrations ... a 2-volume DVD set
New in October 2014!
The Louisiana History Museum announces release of a 2-volume DVD set featuring historic photographs of Alexandria and Central Louisiana dating from the 1850s to the 1960s.
click for details and ordering information

Historic Hotel Bentley DVD ... order your copy today!
The Louisiana History Museum has released a DVD featuring the sights and sounds of the historic Hotel Bentley. See previously unpublished photos, and hear the music played at the hotel's dedication in 1908
click for detailed ordering information

The Louisiana History Museum proudly announces the release of a 2nd in a series of DVDs featuring a pictorial history of Central Louisiana

New! The Louisiana History Museum announces release of a 2nd DVD featuring a pictorial history of Central Louisiana. Includes over 30 minutes of vintage illustrations, many never before published, accompanied by 40-50s "Big Band" music.
click for detailed ordering information

Feb 14, 2009. The Director of the History Museum, Dale Genius, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in Community Service Award
02/14/2009 - The Director of the History Museum, Dale Genius, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in Community Service Award

 

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