Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum
We seek to preserve, promote, and interpret the human history, cultural heritage, natural history, arts and folkways of the Bayou Lafourche region.
Our permanent exhibit is "Bayou Excursion: 1910" an imaginary trip along picturesque Bayou Lafourche at the beginning of the 20th century. View a collection of scenes that tell the story of Lafourche and its people. A composite view of Bayou Lafourche's history unfolds on the screen of an old-time panorama, activated by the turn of the ship's wheel. Other exhibits showcase a collection of ducks carved and painted by Wade LeBlanc of Lockport and Mardi Gras. Our bookstore sells several books published by the Lafourche Heritage Society--Lafourche Country, Lafourche Country II, Lafourche Country III, and Stories My Grandparents Told Me. We also sell books that the museum has published--The Story of Lockport, Louisiana, Volumn II by Jeffrey LeBlanc, A Picture History of Lockport 1835-1935 edited by Marjorie Barker and Edith Folse, Images of America, Lafourche Parish edited by Clifton Theriot, and Beirut on the Bayou-Alfred Nicola, Louisiana and the Making of Modern Lebanon by Raif Shwayri. Come by on a Tuesday or Thursday for a look at life along Bayou Lafourche.