Iberville Museum celebrates the unique history of the region, commemorating the swampers’ way of life
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- Free admission for children under 6
About Iberville Museum
Since being established in 2000, the Iberville Museum Association has been working to preserve and promote the history, heritage, and culture of the Iberville Parish. Apart from setting up exhibitions, their mission is to involve the general public and the local community in historic preservation.
- Size: Five permanent exhibitions
- The Atchafalaya Basin: A Journey to the Past, A Map to the Future is a permanent exhibition, taking a modern approach to introducing the history of the Atchafalaya Basin. The 1,400 square-foot exhibit displays historical artifacts, tools, boat models, and household objects alongside interactive audio elements, bringing visitors closer to the history of America's largest wetland and swamp.
- Fighting Men & Women of Iberville Parish is a permanent exhibit holding memorabilia and personal items from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, that commemorate local men and women who fought in them.
- Special events: The museum hosts a monthly Coffee with the Curator event, where guests are invited to meet with the museum's curator, learn about his current research and see items not usually on display.
- The building: Plaquemine's historic "City Hall" building, erected by Irish immigrants in the Greek revival style, houses the museum's exhibitions and artifacts.