Williamson Museum

(318) 357-4364
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WILLIAMSON MUSEUM
Focusing on Louisiana Indian Culture, the Williamson Museum is located in the Northwestern State University of Louisiana, in historic Natchitoches.

The Williamson Museum is named in honor of the late Professor George Williamson, who originally established the museum with a focus on natural history. Though a fire destroyed the original museum and its collections, today the museum is the official repository for state and federal archaeological collections, and holds over half a million artifacts, with the exhibits prepared by student-faculty teams.

From baskets to masks, utensils to clothing items, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of cultures, and concentrates on the Louisiana Indian Culture, and archaeology of post-European cultures in the state.  The collections are used by NSU students, as well as at other universities, and in the research fields of archaeology, ethnology, and history. The museum is open daily during regular school hours. 

The Williamson Museum is located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 210 Kyser Hall, 175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call Dr. H F ‘Pete’ Gregory at (318) 357-4364 or visit http://winhttp.nsula.edu/regionalfolklife/Basketry/WilliamsonMuseum.htm
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Natchitoches, LA

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