November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In recognition of this time, the Bayou Lacombe Museum will present a month-long program about Native Americans of St. Tammany Parish.
A different program will be presented from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, November 9-30, 2019. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Specific program information will be provided as the event nears.
First opened in 1912 as a two-room schoolhouse, the Bayou Lacombe Museum has been serving the St. Tammany community for over 40 years as a cultural center. It is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Renovated in February 2019, the museum is home to a vast collection of artifacts that tell the story of Lacombe from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. The museum features five main exhibits exploring the history of Lacombe, including the history of the Choctaw: the life and influence of poet-priest Pere Adrien Rouquette, who moved to Lacombe to nurture the local Choctaw and write about the beauty of the area; John Davis Lumber Industry and its influence on the area; rural life in the early 20th century in Lacombe; and the Hall of Heroes, which honors local residents for their military service.
The museum is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $3 for Adults (ages 18 - 64), $2 for Senior Citizens (65 & over), $1 for Students (ages 6 - 17) and Free for Children 5 & under. Group rates & family memberships available.
For more information, visit https://bayoulacombemuseum.com.