Old Governor's Mansion
The Old Governor's Mansion was built in 1929 by the "Kingfish," Huey P. Long. The Mansion served as Executive Residence from 1930 until 1963 and housed nine of Louisiana's governors including Earl K. Long and the "singing governor," Jimmie Davis. The Foundation for Historical Louisiana's aim is to promote cultural awareness and to encourage economic growth that revitalizes our communities. We seek to unite community leaders, business people, historians, teachers, and preservationists in a coalition approach to historic education and preservation advocacy. The mission of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana is to promote the preservation of the cultural and architectural heritage of Louisiana through education, advocacy, and stewardship.
Baton Rouge: The Past 200 Years, A Photographic Retrospective February 1 - February 28 Baton Rouge: The Past 200 Years is a stunning visual compilation of charming imagery and poignant moments in the city's history. In honor of the city of Baton Rouge's bicentennial of incorporation in 1817, this exhibition explores the history of Baton Rouge by illustrating nostalgic images from the past, set in the present. The resulting image is often a new story that altogether laments difficult losses and celebrates cherished historical memories.