The Museum is taking a Summer Break! Please note that due to observation of the holidays, we will be closed from July 4th to July 6th and will resume our regular business hours on Friday, July 7th.

We will be closed from November 21-24 for the holidays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you again on November 25!

Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit with the Imperial Calcasieu Museum!

Join us for Art Under the Oak: Holiday Edition, a festive celebration that's perfect for the whole family! Santa Claus himself will be making a special appearance, ready to spread joy and take free photos beneath the majestic Sallier Oak.

Discover unique gifts and beautiful artwork at our Pop-Up market featuring local artists and artisans, where you'll find something for everyone on your list. And don't forget to treat your taste buds to various festival foods and delectable desserts!


🎄Art Under the Oak

🌟December 10, 2023

🍬12 pm - 3 pm


Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with holiday magic and memorable moments!

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum proudly presents "But Not Forgotten," a compelling historical exhibition that explores the narratives of Southern Louisiana cemeteries and their eternal inhabitants. In the spirit of remembrance, immerse yourself in the tales of our enduring legacies, where the echoes of remarkable life achievements reverberate beyond the boundaries of mortality. This exhibition also features evocative short stories and striking photography by local author Jason Reeser, renowned for 'Cities of the Dead.'

Step into the world of artistic wonder at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and immerse yourself in the captivation and soul-stirring creations by Lyd Walls. Through a vibrant display of abstract paintings, Walls' work gracefully encourages introspection, inviting viewers to pause and explore the depths of their own being in search of harmony, self worth, and authenticity.

Give it to yourself.

The Opening Reception is scheduled for October 27, from 6 - 8 PM.
✨ Lyd Walls
🕰️ October 27, 2023, from 6 - 8 pm
📷 204 W. Sallier St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
🎟️ FREE and open to the public

Due to the heat, the drought, and our sad, thirsty plants, we're canceling the Autumn Plant Swap.

But don't despair! We're rescheduling for spring when the weather is kinder, and our plants are happier. We can't wait to see your smiling faces and your flourishing green friends in the spring!

Stay tuned for updates.

Mark your calendars! On August 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm, we invite you to join us for the Branch Out Opening Reception. This remarkable body of work has been created exclusively by the talented students of Branch Out. Come and experience their exceptional creativity firsthand. This event is not limited to the parents and guardians of Branch Out Students; it is open to anyone who appreciates good company, refreshments, and art.
Don't miss out! The exhibit will be on display until August 12th.

"Wanderlust is not always about distance... but rather about the deep experience of living... in the moment... the now... that is the wondrous excitement of life." -- Jerome Cabeen

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum invites you to the Wanderlust Opening Reception to celebrate the enchanting photography of Jerome Cabeen and his travels. Begin your journey and find your nomadic spark starting here.

✨ Wanderlust: Jerome Cabeen
🕰️ August 25, 2023, from 6 - 8 pm
📷 204 W. Sallier St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
🎟️ FREE and open to the public

🌿 Hip Hip Hooray! We will be having a second Ceramic Workshop for the Garden Planters!

Our ceramic instructor, Susan Boyd, is hosting. In this class, the guest will create their own textured garden planters. Your plants will thank you for their beautiful new homes!

📆June 22nd, 2023
🕰️6 - 8 pm
🪴Classes are $75 or $67.50 for Museum Members
☎️Call to Register: (337) 439-3797

🌿 We have some summer fun around the corner!

Our ceramic instructor, Susan Boyd, is hosting a new workshop. In this class, the guests will create their own textured garden planters. Your plants will thank you for their beautiful new homes!

📆June 15th, 2023
🕰️6 - 8 pm
🪴Classes are $75 or $67.50 for Museum Members
☎️Call to Register: (337) 439-3797

We invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of weddings past. At this unique history exhibit, you'll have the opportunity to read written poetry and view keepsake photography that captures the love shared by family and friends. Bridal gowns, veils, and heirloom keepsakes will be displayed, offering a glimpse into cherished memories and traditions.

Whether you're planning your own wedding, reminiscing about your special day, or simply appreciating the beauty of marriage, "Something Borrowed" is sure to touch your heart. 👰🤵‍♂️🕊️

Supported by a SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Marketing Grant from the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau as administered by the Arts Council of SWLA. Funding for the Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants has been provided by the Nation Endowment for the Humanities and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief, Economic Security Act economic stabilization plan.



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