le musee

Le Musee' De Kaplan

The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the city's history and Cajun cultural heritage. Its mission emphasizes the involvement of children and adults in experiencing the history and heritage of their community through exhibits, various programs and special art exhibits featuring local artists.

In 1996 the museum was formed. With a generous donation from local businessman Lytle Turnley, the museum was expanded. Due to lack of finances, the museum closed in 2003, but was reopened in February of 2006. Eight retired teachers voluntarily took on the task of reorganizing and operating the museum. Membership is open to everyone.