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The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center is a general history museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of Opelousas and central Louisiana. The museum has an entire room dedicated to Civil War history. Other exhibits tell the story of Native peoples, early European settlers, agriculture, slavery and emancipation, family life and history, business and industry, civil rights, and music and culture. The museum is home to the Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection and the Opelousas Hall of Fame.