The Historical Association of Central Louisiana is a partnership of members who share a common interest in preserving our local history for future generations.
Mission: The HACL strives to advance the preservation, appreciation, and understanding of things of historical value in the central Louisiana community.
Following are listed a variety of preservation resources and aids for your research of historical preservation, places, people, artifacts, and written history with a focus on Louisiana and central Louisiana. Good hunting!
Louisiana Colonial Documents
The Louisiana State Museum completes the digitization and online publication of its Colonial Documents Collection, a massive project that will exponentially increase access to this rich archive for researchers of every stripe, from high school students to amateur genealogists to academic historians.
Louisiana Digital Library
The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of more than 144,000 digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories, making unique historical treasure accessible to students, researchers, and the general public in Louisiana and across the globe.
Louisiana's National Register properties should be a major focus of any study relating to our heritage. Our database includes narratives describing each listed resource and explaining the significance (Parts 7 & 8 of the National Register Nomination Form), a selection of photographs, and maps.
To provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.
Dedicated to collecting, presenting, interpreting and promoting understanding of the wealth of history associated with Alexandria, and all of Louisiana.
Researching historic buildings in New Orleans. Includes links to The Historic New Orleans Collection, The Notarial Archives, New Orleans Public Library, Tulane University Southeastern Architectural Archive, Friends of the Cabildo, Neo Orleans Preservation Timeline, et al.
To promote the preservation of our state’s cultural and architectural heritage through education, advocacy and stewardship
Preservation and recovery of masterpieces of art. Parma has worked on hundreds of paintings and murals throughout the country, from courthouses and places of worship, to museums and private homes. Parma’s staff has decades of experience working on paintings, frescoes, murals, and works of art on paper.