Imperial Calcasieu Museum
The Historic Exhibit is a permanent exhibit with rotating artifacts depicting life from pre-1850 through the early 1900's through to the present. This includes period rooms such as a turn-of-the-century kitchen, barbershop, pharmacy and parlor, to a room dedicated to our Nation's war history, as well as features dedicated to our regions waterways. The Gibson Library houses important historical documentation as well as an extensive collection of John James Audubon prints. (The Museum's permanent art collection also consists of works by Boyd Cruise and Charlotte Hatchette prints.)
The Gibson Library is also used for small exhibitions and is the current home for our annual 2008 Summer Film Series. The Gibson-Barham Gallery plays host to more than 6 temporary art exhibits each year. These exhibits represent local, regional, and nationally known artists. The Sallier Oak and Lynda Benglis Sculpture Garden features the contemporary sculpture's of Louisiana's own Lynda Benglis and the famous 400 year old live oak.
The Gallery Annex features temporary fine art and historic exhibits, provides space for regional emerging artists, as well as a small gift shop and meeting space, also houses the Museum's offices.