Imperial Calcasieu Musuem


204 W. Sallier
Lake Charles LA 70601

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. It has served our community for 54 years and is the only arts and cultural museum serving the area.

The museum houses a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia depicting life in the old Imperial Calcasieu region from the Native Americans to the present. There are numerous items of special interest including: period furniture, photographs chronicling the Great Fire of 1910 and other sentinel events in the history of the region. The Museum also boasts a permanent art collection including works of John James Audubon, Boyd Cruise, Angel Gregory and Lynda Benglis. The Annex Gallery is home to the permanent exhibit Memories of Mossville. This exhibit features digital listening stations, photographs, and artifacts showcasing the unique histories of Mossville, LA.

It also houses the Gibson-Barham Gallery, a 2,500 square foot exhibition space, that hosts visual artists and historic & cultural exhibits on a revolving basis.


General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum