Angola Museum

Angola Museum The Angola Museum at the Louisiana State Penitentiary preserves the past, honors all progress, and s

It is with great regret we announce the loss of our museum’s founding director, Nadine Tanner.  We would not have this m...
12/05/2022

It is with great regret we announce the loss of our museum’s founding director, Nadine Tanner. We would not have this museum without her. Thank you for your legacy, Ms. Nadine.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at Tunica United Methodist Church (16428 Tunica Trace) from 10am -12pm. The funeral service will be at noon. Burial will be at Feliciana Cemetery, in St. Francisville.

  is such an important day for our community. Our goal is to create a meaningful museum that is better able to provide m...
11/27/2022

is such an important day for our community. Our goal is to create a meaningful museum that is better able to provide more transparent educational experiences and resources for our community. This facility would allow us to create a larger, more in-depth and interactive museum for our visitors and members.

This year, we are asking that you consider us when you are making your Giving Tuesday donations. Scan the QR code below or share this page with your friends and family: https://www.classy.org/campaign/giving-tuesday/c449788
Be sure to review the ways you can make an impact.

Your involvement is critical to our success in creating a New Angola Museum. We hope we can count on you!

The Angola Museum at the Louisiana State Penitentiary aims to preserve the past, honor all progress, and educate the future about Louisiana's most notorious prison.

11/23/2022
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11/22/2022

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This panel will examine the legal antecedents of mass incarceration and in doing to attempts to provide much needed clarity on the specific Louisiana crimina...

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11/22/2022

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This panel summarizes the role of non-unanimous juries in contributing to mass incarceration in Louisiana and explores efforts to undo the damages of non-una...

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11/22/2022

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This panel examines the recent reforms in the Louisiana Criminal Justice system undertaken by Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature to redu...

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11/22/2022

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This panel explores additional changes that would need to be made to Louisiana’s criminal justice system to achieve equal justice in the state.Feedback on th...

11/22/2022

The Angola Museum is moving.

11/22/2022

After 50 years in prison, Randy gained his freedom. Most of his time at Angola was spent working with horses, cattle, and tractors. “I’m a retired cowboy looking for my next opportunity in life.”

11/18/2022

We will be closing early today for our Quarterly Board Meeting.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

We have Officer Caps!!!Come get them while they last!$17 plus tax
08/02/2022

We have Officer Caps!!!
Come get them while they last!
$17 plus tax

We will reopen at our regular time, Monday.
06/02/2022

We will reopen at our regular time, Monday.

We will be back at our normal time Monday morning.
04/14/2022

We will be back at our normal time Monday morning.

We have some BEAUTIFUL paintings for sale! These are all hand painted originals by Louisiana artist, Darrell Chitty. All...
04/08/2022

We have some BEAUTIFUL paintings for sale! These are all hand painted originals by Louisiana artist, Darrell Chitty. All of these paintings typically sell for well over $5000!! We are offering them for MUCH less than that.
Come by and see us to check them out as well at the Audubon/Dreher Exhibit, which has been extended for another week.

04/02/2022

Come out and see me today & the rest of this week!

03/22/2022

We will be closed today due to the bad weather. Everyone stay safe out there!

03/07/2022

IPEJ Virtual Symposium Panel Schedule:

Thursday, March 24, 2022: The Legacy of Jim Crow in Louisiana: Non-Unanimous Juries

Friday, March 25, 2022: Legal Antecedents of Mass Incarceration in Louisiana

Thursday, March 31, 2022: Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana

Friday, April 1, 2022: What Would Equal Justice Look Like in Louisiana and How Do We Get There?

To register go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OpbDyyqgSH-y60DIvQ3b8g

Happy Women’s History Month! Join us every Friday in March as we look at women who have impacted the Louisiana Criminal ...
03/04/2022

Happy Women’s History Month! Join us every Friday in March as we look at women who have impacted the Louisiana Criminal Justice System.

03/02/2022

Louisiana State Penitentiary will host its first Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the prison on December 4, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. The show is a family event featuring food, fun, and inmate-made hobby crafts. Some of the items for sale include handmade jewelry, leathercrafts, paintings, bar-b-que....

Jesse L. Perkins is the retired School Superintendent of the West Feliciana Parish School Board. He guided efforts to in...
02/25/2022

Jesse L. Perkins is the retired School Superintendent of the West Feliciana Parish School Board. He guided efforts to increase the performance and outcomes of at-risk children in the parish, leading West Feliciana Parish to be named consistently as one of the top five academically scoring parishes in the state.

A graduate of Southern University, Mr. Perkins has over 45 years of experience in the field of education. He has been a classroom teacher, school principal, Supervisor of Federal Programs, and School Superintendent. He now leverages his decades of experience to the benefit of schools and students throughout the state by providing guidance to several companies as an Educational Consultant in the area of school renovation and energy management. He also serves his community as President of the Board of Directors for the Southern University Credit Union and is on the Board of the Angola Museum.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our board member, David Floyd. David has been battling cancer f...
02/23/2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our board member, David Floyd.

David has been battling cancer for some time now. Please keep David's wife Marla and the rest of his family in your thoughts and prayers.

"David was one of the first board members I met when I started as Museum Director. Every time I talked with David, I couldn't help but absorb his enthusiasm for the plans he had and the things he hoped to accomplish with us. His intelligence, whit, kind heart, and welcoming nature were evident from our first meeting. He was a true Southern Gentleman.

David had a passionate vision for West Feliciana Parish as a whole. His dream was to unite all aspects of tourism in our area to shine a collective light on the wonders this parish has to offer. He felt strongly that the Angola Museum is a valuable asset to the tourism industry here and wanted to show it to the world. I hope that you will join with me in my endeavors to continue working towards making David's dream a reality."

- Mandi Sanchez, Angola Museum Director

Norris Henderson is the Founder and Executive Director of Voice of the Experienced or (VOTE). After being incarcerated f...
02/18/2022

Norris Henderson is the Founder and Executive Director of Voice of the Experienced or (VOTE). After being incarcerated for 27 years at Angola, Norris led a ballot campaign in 2018 that ended non-unanimous juries in the state of Louisiana.
During his time at Angola, Norris was a trailblazer. While serving as inmate council, he co-founded the Angola Special Civics Project and a hospice program. He also drafted a parole reform law for lifers.

Norris now serves as a Board member for the Angola Museum.

To learn more about VOTE, the work Norris Henderson and his colleagues have done, please visit: https://www.vote-nola.org

*****SOLD OUT*****Thank you all for your support! Happy Valentine’s Day!We have a limited number of chocolate covered st...
02/14/2022

*****SOLD OUT*****
Thank you all for your support! Happy Valentine’s Day!

We have a limited number of chocolate covered strawberries available for sale at the museum.

6 berries for $8

To reserve yours please call 225.655.2592

In 1989, when Warden Hilton Butler retired as Warden of Angola, Larry Smith was appointed interim Warden. He served in t...
02/11/2022

In 1989, when Warden Hilton Butler retired as Warden of Angola, Larry Smith was appointed interim Warden. He served in this position until May/June of 1990. Larry Smith marks the first African American to serve in the role of Head Warden. Prior to that, Smith served as the first African American Director of Classification in the Prison's history.

Join us this February for   as we explore several stories of those who were able to triumph over adversity on both sides...
02/01/2022

Join us this February for as we explore several stories of those who were able to triumph over adversity on both sides of Louisiana's correctional history starting Monday, February 7th.

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01/01/2022

Happy New Year from the Angola Museum!

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17544 Tunica Trace
Angola, LA
70712

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(225) 655-2592

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