118 Cotten Road
Patterson, LA 70392
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The Louisiana State Museum, Patterson is the official state aviation and cypress sawmill industry museum and houses two very important collections documenting our state's rich history.
The Wedell-Williams Aviation Collection focuses on the legacy of Louisiana aviation pioneers Jimmie Wedell and Harry Williams who formed an air service in Patterson in the 1928. Both men became nationally prominent during what was known as the Golden Age of Aviation. Although both Wedell and Williams perished in plane crashes, their legacy lives on in the memorabilia and planes on display.
Louisiana State Museum- Patterson invites the public to experience Louisiana culture past and present through the masterful work of George Rodrigue. Rodrigue: Cajuns and Blue Dogs Paintings from Louisiana Family Collections 1971-2008 exhibit features work spanning across thirty years of the artist’s distinguished career. Included in this exhibition are select “Cajun” works from the Begneaud Family Collection, the Saga of the Acadians series from the Gauthier family collection, and “Blue Dogs” from the private collection of George and Wendy Rodrigue.
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