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Visit local spots on Museum Day

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Saturday is National Museum Day. It’s a day for exploring and learning new things. Lincoln Parish has several museums to explore: the Lincoln Parish Museum, Eddie Robinson Museum, the Autrey House and the Louisiana Military Museum. Most people have likely toured these facilities at some time or another, but it may have been years ago. If it has been a long time since you’ve visited a local museum, or if you have never gone at all, consider paying a visit this weekend. You may be surprised to learn fascinating historical tidbits.

The Lincoln Parish Museum features Victorian era furniture, an elaborate dollhouse with electric lights vintage women’s fashions and paintings, including a mural in the entryway depicting Ruston’s history. The museum, built in 1886, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Eddie Robinson Museum in Grambling is a tribute to Grambling State University’s beloved coach who once set the record of being the all-time winningest coach in college football. Inside is a life-sized bronze statue of Robinson and a timeline of his life. There is a theater showing a documentary film about Robinson, an NFL room highlighting more than 200 players who went pro after playing for him and an area where children can toss a pigskin.

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