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Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

3015 Greenwood Road

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum opened in 1939 as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" public works projects, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is an architectural jewel, layered inside and out with costly marble, granite and polished aluminum. Its front portico features a two-story fresco executed by the famed muralist Conrad Albrizio and the beautifully rendered scale dioramas (valued at millions of dollars!) that make up the bulk of the exhibits are like a snapshot of Louisiana life in the igs^s. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful buildings in the state.

In its wide halls, the museum features exhibits on Louisiana history and culture almost too numerous to mention, but which include showings of Native American and Civil War collections, as well as continually rotating artwork displays. Outside of the museum itself, the well-manicured grounds feature small gardens for the enjoyment of visitors.


Lynn S

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
This is a gem to behold, whether you are an art lover or a history buff. There are many art pieces showing La history preserved like no other Museum in the State. I went to see a presentation on the history of the Caddo Indians as well as a book signing. The cake pictured was delicious.

David Eschenfelder

Friday, April 20, 2018
I entertained friends from out of state. Since they were not familiar with Louisiana Culture & History I took them here to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. What was intended to be a 1 1/2 hour walk through turned into 3 1/2 hours of a Cultural, Historical & Economic tour. This very large and well done museum takes the visitor through both geologic and cultural Prehistory of Louisiana, touches upon many facets of State history, cultural diversity, industry and agriculture that sets Louisiana apart. The building is itself historic and unique in it's archetechtural style. It has the amenities of seating at regular intervals so one might take time to enjoy a display. There are both clean restrooms and water fountains. The entire staff is both friendly and helpful. This wonderful facility is open to the public at no cost. It is a real treasure to have this in Shreveport!

Lt Wheeler

Thursday, April 5, 2018
What a treasure this State of LA provides. Educational & full of wonder. Clean, easy access ; perfect for family, youth & group visits. Free too! Also has an art gallery & more. Look up web site.

Duane Johnson

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Really great place to get to know the history and topography of the state. Staff is extremely helpful and exhibits are well laid out.

Paulette Gilbreath

Thursday, July 26, 2018
It's like five museums in one. My family loved it!

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