I am not sure I would make a special trip to this museum but as it was just off the highway on our way back to the New Orleans Airport and FREE it fitted the bill.
It is not well signposted and looks more like an industrial unit than a museum. Outside and in front of the building and close to the highway is a large mounted jet fighter. You have to cross the railway tracks to get to the parking lot.
The docent is very informative and seems to insist on summarising the video you are about to see. I suspect we had been the only visitors that day and that is a pity. In truth I knew nothing about these early flying enthusiasts.
Their fortune was made chopping down 1000 year old Cypress trees as they made very good waterproof sleepers for the railway boom. They spent it in pursuit of flying speed records.
Beautiful small aeroplanes in a very clean building with a very clever interactive audio visual display. You would need to be an afficionado of lumber yards to get more than passing fun from the sawmill museum although how Spanish Moss was used for Model T Ford seating is a curious anecdote.
There is another review on TA called the Louisiana State Museum - Patterson. It is the same place.
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