Louisiana's Old State Capitol is a museum of political history governed by the Louisiana Secretary of State and accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Since 1994, the former statehouse has served the people of Louisiana as a historical, cultural, civic and educational institution whose primary purpose is to collect, preserve and present, as an educational resource, documents, objects of art and artifacts that reflect the state's politics, history, art and culture.
The museum's multimedia history exhibits engage visitors in an interactive exploration of the events and people that contributed to Louisiana's story, while the award winning "We the People…" civic awareness exhibit helps audiences internalize the process of campaigns, elections and the day to day aspects of democracy. The museum also serves as a venue for press conferences, traveling exhibits, special programs and an annual lecture series.
Louisiana's Old State Capitol is committed to strengthening leadership, service and citizenship.
The Old State Capitol received the National Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Award for Excellence in Architectural Design from the American Institute for Architects. The museum also received the Award of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local History for the "Louisiana Purchase" exhibit and the Southeastern Museums Conference Curator's Exhibition Award in 2002 for the "We the People…" exhibit.