The Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebration will include an exhibition at Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center titled “150 Years of Lake Charles”. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 29 during Gallery Promenade from 5 to 9 p.m.
An exhibit committee was formed a year ago to undertake the task. The exhibition consists of a series of panels outlining the history of Lake Charles. The panels are accompanied by historic objects, which have been collected from the community for loan, as well as a slide show of photographs and a film. The mission is for this exhibit to spark an interest in our shared history, start a conversation, and ultimately bring the community closer together.
Committee members said, “To tell the history of a city poses a monumental task, especially a city that is 150 years old. We, the Sesquicentennial Celebration Exhibit Committee, took on this challenge knowing that we could never tell the complete history of Lake Charles. Instead, we chose a handful of topics important to the people, history, and culture of Lake Charles and provided a glimpse into what makes our city so special.”
The exhibition will be on display through December 30, 2017. While visiting Historic City Hall, you can pick up an American Press Sesquicentennial Calendar for $5. For other events including a parade, concerts and fireworks go to www.celebratelakecharles150.com.
If you or your church, organization, club or business has items and/or photos of historic significance and would like to loan them to the gallery, download the form below and follow the submission instructions. The committee reserves the right to final selection of objects and photos. Objects/photos will not be copied or shared for any purpose other than the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Exhibition. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017.