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Celebrating Lake Charles' Sesquicentennial Anniversary:

Pop Up Museums

Post Date:02/22/2017 12:26 PM

150 year anniversary Lake Charles logoThe library is celebrating Lake Charles' 150th anniversary by sharing YOUR stories about the city with Pop Up Museums.

A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. Think of it as a community "show & tell." Items can be as simple as a photograph or as priceless as a family heirloom. At the end of the program, the items go back home with their owners. 

During the months of March to September, the Central Library will be hosting Pop Up Museums one Saturday a month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The museum content will be made up entirely of items brought by YOU!

Bring your memorabilia or artifacts representing Lake Charles history. Your items will be on display during this event. We do encourage discussions about the items. 

View this flyer to see the dates and the museum topics.

WAIT! There's more. The committee working on creating a Sesquicentennial Exhibit for the city is looking for items being brought to these pop-up museums. This might be your chance to "show & tell" your own Lake Charles history, not just for 2 hours at the library, but possibly in a format exhibit which will be introduced in September during the closing event for the city's Sesquicentennial celebration. 

There are lots of events being planned for this year's big celebration to commemorate the anniversary. Among those events is this exhibition entitled "150 Years of Lake Charles." It will consist of a series of panels outlining the history of Lake Charles. The panels will be accompanied by objects on display. 

If you are your church, organization, club or business has items and/or photos of historic significance and would like to loan them to the gallery, please complete this form, and return it to

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