We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note our adjusted hours: early closure at 2 PM on December 14th for a private event and closure on December 26th for the holidays.

Discover Your Roots

For over 60 years, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum has sat in the shade of the mighty Sallier Oak offering guests to experience how deep their roots run in local history. Just as the Sallier Oak has perceived the history of our area in its 375-year life, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum invites you see history come to life through its vibrant programming of fine art exhibits and cultural experiences.

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum was founded in 1963 and has been serving the five parish area of Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Allen, and Jeff Davis in Southwest Louisiana for 60 years.

The Museum is open 12 months of the year and offers a minimum of 36 weeks of cultural/visual arts programming of its own design and coordinates with other cultural and community organizations to support their programs/projects

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Mission Statement

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.

Artifacts & Memorabilia

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.

Gibson-Barham Gallery

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.

Upcoming Exhibits & Events

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