The Mission of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum is to promote the unique culture and heritage of the region by supporting the arts, preserving history, and offering educational opportunities.
The museum houses a rotating collection of artifacts and memorabilia depicting life in the old Imperial Calcasieu region from the Native Americans to the present. There are numerous items of special interest including the steering wheel of the Borealix Rex, historical maps of Louisiana, and other unique artifacts significant to Southwest Louisiana's history. The Museum also boasts a permanent art collection including works of John James Audubon, Boyd Cruise, Angela Gregory, and Lynda Benglis.
The Gibson-Barham Gallery, a 1,500 square foot exhibition space, that hosts visual artists and historic & cultural exhibits on a revolving basis. Exhibits are self-curated and produced to have educational viability and meet established education criteria to foster the visual arts and preserve the unique culture and heritage of Southwest Louisiana.
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