Exhibits & Events

2017-2018 Season Schedule

A view of the Lake Charles water front & skyline circa 1930.

Sesquicentennial – On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 the Museum will open a new historical exhibit to celebrate 150 Years of Lake Charles history. This mini exhibit will feature photographs and other relics of days gone by from the Museum’s extensive collection. The exhibit will be on display in the Gibson-Barham Library at the Museum and will remain on display throughout the remainder of the year.

SPIRITSJoin us for an evening with SPIRITS at the Museum Thursday, October 26, 2017 |  6 – 9 P.M.! We invite our guests to join us for a spooky evening of scary ghost stories and wine tasting here at the Museum. Throughout the evening there will be tasty treats by local restaurants, Live Music provided by local musicians, and other treats.

Ticket cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
*** Must be 21 to purchase and attend ***
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and online HERE.

Come relax underneath the Sallier Oak with a spirit or two!    * Costumes optional

Heather Ryan Kelley: Lacunas and Vanities

and that’s the he and the she of it, 2016,oil on canvas, 29 x 44


Lacunas and Vanities – will feature recent works by artist and professor Heather Ryan Kelley. Kelley is the Professor of painting and book arts at McNeese State University. The exhibit will open with a Public Opening Reception Thursday, November 2nd, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Museum. The exhibit will be on display through December 16th.

~  Thanksgiving Holiday Closures  ~

The Museum will be closed on November 22, 23 & 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.