Rural Life Museum

Here, thanks to the Burden Family’s forethought and generosity, visitors experience and learn from the ways of Louisiana’s rural people.

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

Our mission is to provide and sustain a publicly accessible center for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of material culture, cultural landscapes, and vernacular architecture of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. With more than 22,000 artifacts, the LSU Rural Life Museum has the largest collection dedicated to Louisiana material culture and architecture in the world. These artifacts, most dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, are unique to Louisiana history.

Fundraising Priorities

Whispers of Change Campaign Phase III – Antiquities Storage Facility

Goal: $500,000

Gifts to the endowed LSU Rural Life Museum Preservation Fund will support the Collection Storage Facility, which will be climate-and humidity-controlled with custom boxes and paper to maintain them for generations to come.

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