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WHAT:          30th Anniversary Opelousas Museum!

WHO:            The general public is invited

WHEN:          April 26, 2022

TIME:            1 p.m. to 3 p.m

WHERE:       Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center, 315 N Main St., Opelousas, LA 70570

CONTACT:  Patrice Melnick 337-948-2589; museum@cityofopelousas.com

On Tuesday, April 26, stop by to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center.  There will be cake and beverages to enjoy among the intriguing collection of artifacts and photos.

To much fanfare, the museum opened in April, 1992 under the administration of Mayor John Joseph.  A forward-thinking team of residents championed the effort that involved extensive fundraising for a dream. Professional historians, exhibit designers and other consultants helped create beautiful displays to showcase the history and culture of Opelousas.

Exhibits cover prehistory, agriculture, home and family, business, music and food.  One room is dedicated to the Civil War, and two rooms house the Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection of over 400 dolls.  The Rod Milburn exhibit holds memorabilia of the Olympic Gold Medalist.  The museum also holds the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Archives Louisiana and Video Collection. 

HOURS:  Mon.—TH, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  Fri, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.,

315 N Main St., Opelousas, LA 70570.

FMI: Patrice Melnick 337-948-2589; museum@cityofopelousas.com