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A Living History: LSU Rural Life Museum Turns 50


A look at how the LSU Rural Life Museum got its start to become a historical and educational treasure for not only Louisiana, but the world. Explore the buildings that make up the museum from former slave cabins, to the homes of yeoman farmers, to the heart cypress homes of the first Acadians. As you learn about the early architecture, you’ll also learn about the early ways of life from farming and gardening to cast iron production.




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“Dedicated to represent rural life in the 18th through early 20th centuries, the LSU Rural Life Museum stands as a tribute to the laboring class of Louisiana.”