Ahead of Black History Month, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum is hosting a special event celebrating the African and Native American culture's heavy influence on Mardi Gras. Learn more about the Black History of Mardi Gras at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum (204 W. Sallier St.). See this exciting exhibit, beginning with a reception on January 20th from 6-8 pm.

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Discover the rich traditions, contributions, artistry, and amazing costumes of the Mardi Gras Indians. Enjoy artifacts, elaborate displays, memorabilia from numerous Mardi Krewes, and much more. The Imperial Calcasieu Mardi Gras Museum presents the Black History of Mardi Gras, complete with samples of the finest King Cakes made in SWLA. Plus, don't miss a chance to explore the phenomenal Eddie Mormon’s Flora and Fauna of Louisiana art exhibit.

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This event is free and open to the public! So, invite your family and friends to learn about people of color and unique Mardi Gras history dating back centuries. Find out the reason and the meaning behind Super Sunday, a ceremony that takes place annually at the legendary Congo Square. To keep the culture alive for generations to come.

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