The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and representatives, a president and a presidential advisor. We have a singing governor, a hog hunting governor and a governor who would be king. Each inductee has his or her own display containing memorabilia and facts. Hours of Operation: M-F 9am to 5pm, Sat. By appointment only.
The Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame is located inside the old Louisiana and Arkansas Depot, circa 1908. The depot was moved to its present location in 1988 and renovated to house the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame.
The museum opened in August of 1993 on the anniversary of Huey P. Long's 100th birthday. You see, Winnfield is considered to be the birthplace of politics in Louisiana, for it is the home of three governors. The museum has accumulated over 100,000 artifacts and memorabilia relating to politicians and politics in Louisiana. There are life-sized mannequins of the two famous brothers, Huey and Earl Long.
Frequently you can hear recordings of the speeches made by both men being played as visitors look back into the political past of Winnfield. Each of the inductees into the Hall has his own display with a caricature drawn by famed political cartoonist Pap Dean, who is also a member of the Hall of Fame. Currently there are 120 inductees into the Political Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Hale Boggs, William C.C. Claiborne, James "Jimmie” Davis, P.A. "Pap” Dean, Edwin Edwards, Dudley LeBlanc, Earl K. Long, Huey P. Long, Russell B. Long, John J. McKeithen, Ernest "Dutch” Morial, B.B. "Sixty” Rayburn
Lenard Allen, Lindy Boggs, Victor Bussie, Allen J. Ellender, Gillis Long
Camille F. Gravel, Sam A. Hanna, Delesseps S. "Chep” Morrison, Zachary Taylor, Edward Douglas White
Louis Berry, James Carville, Mary Evelyn Parker, Leander Perez, Gus Weill
Oscar K. Allen, Murphy J. Foster, J. Bennett Johnston, Melinda Schweggmann, Dave Treen
Speedy O. Long, John H. Overton, Joe D. Waggonner, T. Harry Williams
D. J. "Cat” Doucet, Jimmy Fitzmorris, Douglas Fowler, Iris Kelso, Ed Renwick
Jefferson Caffery, William Jefferson, Jeannette Knoll, Jimmy Long, Charles "Buddy” Roemer
Wiley Hilburn, Jr., Robert Kennon, Harry Lee, Wade O. Martin, Jr., Harold McSween, Victor H. Schiro
Jesse H. Bankston, Kenneth W. Bowen, Harley Bozeman, Nathan Burl Cain, William J. "Bill” Dodd, Francis "Grevy” Grevemberg, John H. Hainkel, Jr., William Henson Moore III, Joe Sampite, Lillian Walker
John Alario, John Breaux, Jay Chevalier, Harry Connick, Sr., Murphy "Mike” Foster, Charles Fuselier, Carolyn Huntoon, Raymond Laborde, Robert Livingston, Richard Stalder, W.J. "Billy” Tauzin
William "Billy” Boles, "Charlie” DeWitt, Dudley Guglielmo, Sr., Doris Lindsey Holland, Moon Landrieu, Edgar Mouton, Jr., Edmund Reggie, Virginia Shehee, Jack Wardlaw
Robert W. Bates, Carlos & Mary Flores, Eddie J. Jordan, Jr., J. Curtis Joubert, William "Bill" Lynch, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Francis C. Thompson
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Charles "Charlie" Cook, Sylvan Friedman, Donald E. Hines, W. Fox McKeithen, Cecil Picard, Victor "Vic" Stelly
Diana E. Bajoie, Sally Clausen, Charles & Virginia DeGravelles, Huntington "Hunt" Downer, Jr., Theodore "Ted" Jones, Mary Landrieu, Sean O'Keefe
Richard Baker, Robert "Bobby" Freeman, Melvin "Kip" Holden, James Joseph, Donald "Don" Kelly, John LaPlante, Jr., Bob Odom, Edward "Ned" Randolph, Jr., Joe Salter
Al Ater, Foster Campbell, Chris John, Walter Lee, Jessel Ourso, Patrick Taylor
Rodney Alexander, Randy Ewing, Charlton Lyons, Sammy Nunez, William "Billy" Nungesser, Risley "Pappy" Triche