2022 Season Schedule

Exhibition Dates: January 5 – March 27, 2022

The Mardi Gras Exhibit is on loan from the Mardi Gras Museum of the Imperial Calcasieu from Wednesday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, March 27. You will experience the finest of Southwest Louisiana historical Mardi Gras Culture including ornate costumes, shoes, crowns, masks, krewe banners, animatronics and more.

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“Connectivity.  With every form of connection at our disposal, we can be detached from life beyond the screen.  I am exploring the relationship between people, the tangible world, and the digital realm we connect through.”  – Jacob Dugas

Exhibit Dates: January 13 – March 27, 2022

Imperial Calcasieu Museum announces the opening reception of “Points of View” by Jacob Dugas, Thursday, January 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The exhibit will showcase a collection of Screenprints and Charcoal Drawings by local artist, Jacob Dugas. This series of work correlates with Dugas’s observation of the world around him and how it has become intertwined with technology.

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You are invited to our second Art Under the Oak! Come have some Valentine fun and support our local artists and artisans!

The Hall of Heroes features local military memorabilia including Claire Lee Chennault’s of the Flying Tigers uniform and his wife Anna Chennault’s wedding dress.

The Imperial Calcasieu Exhibit showcases our local history. Some of the antiques on display include the Wheel of the Borealis Rex Steamboat, an Ediphone and Phonography by Thomas Edison, and a tabletop Stereoscope by Alex Becker.

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum is home to the Historic Sallier Oak Tree.

The Historic Sallier Oak, registered with the Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., stands to the back right side of the Museum.

Historically the Oak holds its own mystery of origin. The tree experts approximate the age of the tree to be between 200 – 300 years old. It probably shaded the cajun style cabin which was build on this site by the Sallier family. The records show that this land was patented in 1860 by Katherine LeBleu Sallier.

The chains seen growing into the tree show the efforts of preservation after the hurricane of 1918 split the tree. The branches on the west side of the tree were destroyed by a storm in 1930. More recently, the Sallier Oak survived Hurricanes Laura and Delta of 2020.