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Remembering Mossville

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The Imperial Calcasieu Museum, in partnership with the Louisiana State University/T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
and local writer/journalist Bill Shearman, was awarded a grant from Sasol, to record, preserve and make available the written and oral history of the people and community of Mossville. The exhibit is now housed in the Annex Gallery of the Museum and features written and oral histories, copies of family photographs, aerial photographs, video and photographs of standing structures and artifacts. To record these historical assets, the project team hosted a series of oral history days in the Mossville community and also went out into the community to record its history.

Transcripts, research and photographs will be displayed for the general public at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, the McNeese Archives, LSU Libraries Special Collections and Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Collections (available to researchers).  Audio, video and images will be available on LSU Library servers.”

Steering Committee: The Mossville History Project’s steering committee is composed of eight members from the Mossville community. Many of these members are descendants of original settlers of Mossville or have been members of the community for many years. The steering committee’s purpose is to keep current and former Mossville residents informed of events, have a working knowledge of important community figures, dates and events, attend meetings pertaining to the Mossville History Project and be a reliable source to all parties involved in the project.