Last updated: 3/2/2014
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Street Address
204 West Sallier
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Mailing Address
204 West Sallier
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
$2.00 adult, $1.00 child
Museum Type(s)
Susan H. Reed, Executive Director
phone: 337-439-3793

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum serves the five parish area of Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Allen, and Jeff Davis in Southwest Louisiana. The Museum is a well established 501c3 cultural organization supporting visual arts and artists, and cultural preservation.

The Historic Museum: Housing artifacts, information, and memorabilia depicting life in the Old Imperial Calcasieu Region (now the five parish area) from the Native Americans through the early settlers.

The Gibson-Barham Gallery: Maintaining a full and diverse exhibit schedule of contemporary and traditional visual artists, new emerging artists, as well as Calcasieu Parish Art Students annual juried exhibit.

The Gallery Annex: Newly expanded meeting and exhibit space.


Our mission at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum is to encourage and support the visual arts and artists; enhance art awareness and appreciation by providing educational opportunities for the community; and to serve as a repository for objects unique to the culture of the old Imperial Calcasieu region.


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