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Louisiana History Museum

Louisiana History Museum
503 Washington Street

About Us:
The Louisiana History Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, is dedicated to collecting, presenting, interpreting and promoting understanding of the wealth of history associated with Alexandria, and all of Louisiana. The museum maintains one of the foremost collections of historical objects in the state.

An effort was begun in the early 1970s by Angelique Stafford "Gic"  Kraushaar to establish a museum in Alexandria that would not only describe the history of Louisiana, but also show the unique beginnings of Central Louisiana.

The collection has grown from several display cases upstairs in the Alexandria Genealogical Library to over 50 displays and exhibits on the ground floor of the historic Alexandria Public Library.

The building housing the Louisiana History Museum and Alexandria Genealogical Library started life as the Alexandria Public Library in 1907.