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Museum Collections and Archives

Cane River Creole National Historical Park maintains its museum collection to illustrate and document the history associated with Oakland and Magnolia Plantations and the Creole culture.

The museum collection, first managed in the late 1990s, contains over 500,000 objects and archival documents, primarily representing late 1800s and early 1900s plantation life in the Cane River area.

Pictured is a Magnolia Plantation script token, which is a part of these museum collections.
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Photographs of Museum Collection Pieces

Learn more about the museum collection by viewing photographs of some of the collection pieces.

a receipt from magnolia plantation

If you are conducting research, you are able to use the park's collections and archives to learn more.


Contact the Resources Division:

For more information about the park's museum collection or to schedule an appointment to conduct research in our archives, please contact the Resource Manager at 318-352-0383, ext. 500 or e-mail us.

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Perhaps one of the most special aspects of Cane River Creole National Historical Park is its relationship with the descendant communities of Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation. A testament to their perseverance, descendants of both plantations continue to reside near both park units and often use its resources. Descendants of enslaved Africans, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, day laborers, overseers, plantation owners, Tribes, Creoles of Cane River and traditional cultural practitioners remain.

Last updated: December 29, 2023

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 925
Natchitoches, LA 71458


318-352-0383 x316

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