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 2015 Seasonal Schedule


- "Feathers & Fins"- The Annual Calcasieu Parish Public School K-12 students Juried Art Exhibit.  The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, March 19th, 5:30-7:30 P.M. in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. This exhibit will be on display until April 30th.


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 of more than $275,000, to capture, record, preserve and make available the written and oral history of the people and community of Mossville. When complete, the exhibit will feature written and oral histories, copies of family photographs, aerial photographs, video and photographs of standing structures and artifacts. To capture these historical assets, the project team will host a series of oral history days in the Mossville community. The Museum will accept items for donation and oral historians will interview participants about life in Mossville.

Upcoming Oral History Day: Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Rigmaiden Recreation Center, located at 3825 Old Spanish Trail.

**To reserve your 20 minute interview slot, please call or email the LSU T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History at 225-578-6577 or

Please Bring: Family photos, documents, and artifacts to be copied and returned. Donations of artifacts to the Museum will be accepted.

Please continue to reference the Mossville History Project page of our website for the latest updates and information related to the Mossville History Project’s progress to date, planned oral history days and more.


- BOOGALOO - Saturday, April 18th, 2015 8 - midnight.     Get your tickets online here!

Boogaloo 2015 celebrates “Bond...James Bond” at the biggest party of the year – Saturday, April 18, 2015—8 p.m. to midnight at Cash and Carry- Enterprise at Broad St. This year promises to be another lively Boogaloo, with music by The Flamethrowers, wonderful food from local chefs, and other surprises- trust us!

For 52 years, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum has been a cultural and educational resource for our community; providing model educational programs, extraordinary visual arts exhibits, and innovative programming for all ages. Boogaloo raises annual operating funds for the Museum to continue adding value to the community through programs which encourage participation in both the visual arts and preservation of our unique cultural heritage.

Tickets are $60 for non-members / $50 for members, and can be purchased at the Museum, PaperSmith, and Gordon's Pharmacy and Fine Gifts. You can help by becoming a Boogaloo Sponsor. Please contact us for information about becoming a sponsor or for ticket information at (337) 439-3797 or (337) 439-3793 & by email at .

Rev up your Aston Martin, grab a “Bond Girl” (or 2 or 3) and dash to Cash and Carry on April 18, 2015. We can’t promise that the Queen will parachute in, but we can promise that you will be royally entertained, “Bond style” with exotic scenery from Russia (with Love) to the Caribbean, “shaken not stirred” martinis, and an arch villain or two thrown in for good measure. In short, if you do not have the time of your life, then you were not there!


- "Playing with Fire" - The exhibit will feature recent work by local ceramic artists Anita Ahrens, Julie Dalas, Charlene Kaough & friends. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, May 15th, 6-8 P.M.  in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. A gallery talk will be given. This exhibit will be on display until June 27th. More information TBA.


- Summer Film Series - On Thursdays of July: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and August 7th & 13th. we will screen different films accompanied by a lecture and brief Q&A session following each film. Popcorn is free and refreshments are available for purchase.
- Summer Art Camp - We will have 3 one-week long sessions July 7-11, 14-18, & 21-25 at 9-11:30 a.m daily. Classes are open for students who have completed grades K through 8. Children will work on a variety of projects with mediums consisting of: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and more based on the study of Asian art techniques.