Collections

Pendant of William Willing Wells.
An extensive collection of material resources are associated with the park's plantations.
NPS Photo.

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 19th and 20th century plantation life in the Cane River area.

Finding aids for some of the archives are available below:
Resource Management Records
Magnolia Plantation Records
Oakland Plantation & Prudhomme Family Records
Documentary Materials Relating to Cane River Sites

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

Last updated: September 14, 2017

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400 Rapides Dr. (Headquarters)
Natchitoches, LA 71457

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