Historical Commission & Societies


Visit Yesterday Today - through Jefferson Parish's historical societies, museums, National Register Historical District, National Register properties, publications and other historical sites and museums...

JEFFERSON PARISH HISTORICAL COMMISSION - Founded 1974
This seven-member commission is appointed by the Parish council. Monthly meetings, monographs, and more...

Dr. Mary G. Curry
email: mgcurry1@juno.com

JEFFERSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA - Founded 1977
Membership is open to the general public. Bi-monthly meetings and newsletters, tours, publications, and more...
Dues:$10.00

Jefferson Historical Society
504 Fairfield Dr., Gretna, LA 70056
www.jeffersonhistoricalsociety.com

GRETNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Founded 1969
Membership is open to the general public. Monthly meetings, newsletters, tours, museum complex and more...
Dues: $10.00

GRETNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM COMPLEX
Complex consists of three (3) 19th Century Creole Cottages, Blacksmith Shop, and 1859 Fire Station (Louisiana Fire Museum), and Depot-Caboose. All located in Gretna National Register Historic District. Fee Charged.

205 Lafayette Street
P.O. Box 115
Gretna LA 70054
504-362-3854
email: gretna_historical_society@netzero.com

WESTWEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Founded 1996
Membership is open to the general public. Monthly meetings and museum.
Dues: $12.00

The Museum is located in the century-old Fisherman's Exchange Building and features early 20th century hardware store, and upstairs living quarters with antique furniture. Also an outhouse and wooden cistern. Fee Charged.

Westwego Historical Society and Museum
275 Sala Avenue
Westwego, LA 70094
504-341-3161
e-mail: wegosala@bellsouth.net