Founded in 1906 with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present the state's rich history and diverse cultures. Our "collection" includes a complex of seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans - especially the Cabildo and Presbytère on Jackson Square - and a statewide system of regional and special focus history museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux and Patterson, La.
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2016-17 through 2021-22


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Louisiana State Museum

The Louisiana State Museum has a new web home

Louisiana State Museum New WebsiteThe new site incorporates bold images, colors and graphics that bring LSM’s online resources together with a consistent look and feel, simplified navigation and improved layout.

CRT Museum Site Collage The Louisiana State Museum will house its online exhibits, searchable databases, permanent collections, publications and board meetings/agenda archives here at