Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center

Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center An Interpretive Exhibit of a Community, its People and their Culture. Opelousas, perfectly seasoned! Governor Thomas O. Landry Catholic Church.
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The Main Exhibit Room consists of Prehistory, People of Opelousas, Agriculture, Home and Family, Business and Professions, Music and Food, Opelousas Hall of Fame. Civil War Room: During the Civil War, Opelousas was the capital of Confederate Louisiana. Moore lived in the community and the state legislature met and enacted legislation in the courthouse and the LaCombe Hotel. The town was also serve

d as a federal post and military depot. General Nathaniel Banks was in the community and federal troops camped near the St. Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection contains over 400 dolls that will delight men and women of all ages. The dolls exhibit depicts American Heritage, Acadiana and Folk Culture, Antiques and Reproductions, Pop Culture, International Culture, Miniatures and Royalty from around the world. The Rodney Milburn exhibit of the Olympic Gold Medalist Collection is also on display.

01/05/2024

Happy New Year! Come visit us this Saturday from 10 AM-2 PM! We will be happy to see you!!

01/01/2024
12/31/2023
This is a great opportunity to get involved to celebrate Martin Luther King and social justice in our area.
12/31/2023

This is a great opportunity to get involved to celebrate Martin Luther King and social justice in our area.

LETS MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY!✔️

OPELOUSAS LOUISIANA GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING 🙏🏿

Join us as we transform a life!♟

Respect&Love!👑❤️

12/31/2023

LETS MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY!✔️

OPELOUSAS LOUISIANA GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING 🙏🏿

Join us as we transform a life!♟

Respect&Love!👑❤️

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.
12/24/2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

The museum will be closed December 22 through Jan. 1.The museum re-opens on Jan. 2 at 7 a.m.Enjoy the holidays with your...
12/22/2023

The museum will be closed December 22 through Jan. 1.
The museum re-opens on Jan. 2 at 7 a.m.
Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.

Be sure to mark your calendars for January 8!
12/19/2023

Be sure to mark your calendars for January 8!

The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center would like to extend an invitation to The Artist Roundup with ACA! It will be held on January 8th from 5-7 pm. It will be a great time to hang out with fellow creatives, announce project milestones, and find collaborators for future projects. For any questions, please contact: (337) 233-7060.

12/19/2023
12/18/2023
Shauna Sias describes Bully Box program.
12/18/2023

Shauna Sias describes Bully Box program.

Rod Sias advocating for st landry Parish culture.
12/18/2023

Rod Sias advocating for st landry Parish culture.

Lola Love gives an overview of the Zydeco Historical Society.
12/18/2023

Lola Love gives an overview of the Zydeco Historical Society.

Thank you StoryCorps for recording Opelousas Stories !
12/16/2023

Thank you StoryCorps for recording Opelousas Stories !

StoryCorps is here, ready to record Opelousas Stories. It is an honor to host the project at the museum. https://storyco...
12/15/2023

StoryCorps is here, ready to record Opelousas Stories. It is an honor to host the project at the museum. https://storycorps.org/

Thanks to the New Life Christian Academy for visiting the Opelousas Museum today!  The students were bright and engaged-...
12/13/2023

Thanks to the New Life Christian Academy for visiting the Opelousas Museum today! The students were bright and engaged--we had a great time!

Thanks to Flora Guidry for coming by with her new book, "Bacon Cooks a Gumbo."  Available at Black Pot Bookshop
12/11/2023

Thanks to Flora Guidry for coming by with her new book, "Bacon Cooks a Gumbo." Available at Black Pot Bookshop

Thanks, Black Pot Bookshop for your support of the Opelousas Museum.  It's good to know that if folks didn't get to buy ...
12/07/2023

Thanks, Black Pot Bookshop for your support of the Opelousas Museum. It's good to know that if folks didn't get to buy a book from John Warner Smith, they will be able to buy them at the Bookshop!

What a wonderful night with Poet John Warner Smith at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center
Students came from Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA and across south Louisiana.
Copies of his poetry books will be available in shop soon.
This was a wonderful program put on by our local museum, if you haven't been to our local museum then I suggest you make a trip. It's free to enter but you will leave with a treasure of information.

Address

315 N Main Street
Opelousas, LA
70570

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30am
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(337) 948-2589

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