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The Louisiana Czech Museum will celebrate the contribution of the Czech immigrants to Louisiana. The museum will be in Libuse, Louisiana. The museum's collections are the archives and items that represent the history of the area and the local Czech families over the past 85 years. The museum will also have exhibitions of Czech costumes, ceramics and glassware, postage stamps and art. The museum is in the set-up stages, determining the feasiblity and size of the museum and its collections. We will be adding features to this page, including updates on the museum's status as the project continues.
The permanent collections of the museum may include the following items:

  • The archives of the people of Libuse and Kolin, Louisiana. This includes real estate records; birth, marriage and death certificates; letters; newspapers; fliers and store advertisements; and more.
  • The archives of other Czechs who settled in Louisiana.
  • Historical items related to the settlement of the area, including locally made farm and crafts equipment.
  • Czech glassware, crystal and ceramics, and other high art objects.
  • Czech wheat and cornhusk weavings, kraslice (painted) eggs and bead works, and other folk arts.
  • Czech national costumes, some over a 100 years old, from different regions of the Czech and Slovak Republics.
  • A Czech & Slovak stamp collection with nearly every stamp issued since 1917.
  • A library of books on Czech history, arts & sciences, politics and literature.
  • A collections of antique and new Czech and Slovak dolls dressed in national costumes.

The temporary exhibits of the museum may include:

  • Paintings and sculptures created by Czech and Slovak artists.
  • Art images by well-known Czech and Slovak photographers.
  • Exhibits on historical moments and people from Czech and Slovak history.
Programs of the museum may include:

  • How to paint kraslice eggs.
  • How to create wheat and cornhusk weavings.
  • Czech language classes.

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