Chartered on October 15, 1982, the Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum provide financial and volunteer support to the Museum in three areas:  exhibits, educational programs, and landscaping.  Over the years, the Friends have provided the funding for collections based exhibits and sponsor exhibitions of local and regional art. The educational programs offered to local school children are made possible by Friends donations. With a formal courtyard, Herbal & Medicinal garden, and beautiful roses climbing the entrance gates of the Museum, the grounds are a retreat for all who visit.  The Friends maintain these gardens and purchase new plants as needed.

The Friends of the Museum are vital to the survival of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.  They bring cultural events and exhibits to our community, educational experiences to our children, and beauty to our neighborhood.

Membership Form

Friends Board of Directors 2020

Dr. George Bakowski


Lorine Burrell

Vice President

Mark Rowe


Karen Logan


Friends Board Members

Burnadine Moss Anderson

Lindora Baker

Roy Burrell

Harriet Daggett

E. Scott Douget

Don Edwards

Margaret Green

Monica Harrell

Jane Hubbard

Merrilee Struen Leatherman

Linda Lynn

Piper Moritz

Keith Norwood

Rachael Peters 

Dr. Helen Taylor 

Mary Cook Roppolo 

Sabrina Walker 

Kitty Estopinal
President of the LSEM Landscape & Grounds Committee

Nell Shehee

Chairman of LSEM’s Regional Governing Board