Why We Were Founded

Founded in 1981, the Louisiana Museum Foundation was created as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit to accept and administer grants and community donations on behalf of the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). As an agency of state government, the LSM is unable to accept and administer these donations for themselves. 


What is the Louisiana State Museum

The Lousiana State Museum, founded in 1906, is a collection of historic buildings. Headquartered in New Orleans, it consists of a network of facilities across the state. These buildings house half a million artifacts that showcase Louisiana history and culture. Interested in learning more? Visit their website here.