Confederate Memorial Hall
Louisiana's Oldest Museum
Dedicated January 8, 1891.
Designed by Thomas Sully, architect to harmonize with the adjoining
structure, then the Howard Memorial Library. Built as a repository for
records reports, artifacts, and memorabilia of the Civil War by Frank T.
Howard and donated to the Louisiana Historical Association as a memorial
to his father, Charles T. Howard.
The remains of Jefferson Davis, first President of he Confederacy, who
died in New Orleans, lay in state in Memorial Hall on May 29, 1893. The
Museum which is owned and operated by the Louisiana Historical
Association (founded April 11, 1889) was placed on the National Register
of Historical Places June 11, 1976.