- Dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the North Louisiana Hill Country

The Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum

Ford Museum BuildingThe Ford Museum’s collection reflects the life and culture of North Louisiana, Claiborne Parish in particular, from Pre-Columbian times to the present day.

With exhibits ranging from Native American culture, Pioneer life, African-American history, and daily life in Claiborne Parish to the agriculture, lumber, and oil industries, the Ford Museum is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about North Louisiana’s past and present.

The mission of the Ford Museum is to preserve and interpret its collection of artifacts in the context of state and local history, allowing the collection to serve as an important public resource in the humanities.

The museum relies on a core group of dedicated volunteers to operate. It is open to the public three days a week, and is located in the historic Hotel Claiborne building on the beautiful town square in Homer, Louisiana. The Hotel Claiborne was originally constructed in 1890, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Traveling Exhibits Arriving in Fall

The museum will host two traveling exhibits this fall. Triumph over Tragedy, a black and white photography exhibit, will celebrate the people, places and events that comprised the Great Depression.

Two Claiborne Parish residents are a part of this great exhibit. This exhibit will run from October 15 - January 4. 200 Years of Taste, sponsored by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will be on display November 13 - November 25. Discover how the diverse population of Louisiana has created its own cuisine.
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Ford Museum Seeking Veterans' Photographs

We are requesting the public's help in gathering additional photos, formal as well as candid photos that capture everyday life in the military as we continue to pay tribute to our military heroes. Artifacts and photos are needed from the Civil War era to the present. Items can be sent to the museum at or mailed to P.O. Box 157, Homer, LA 71040. The museum is opened Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm for anyone wishing to deliver material in person.
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Images of America: Claiborne Parish

The Herbert S. Ford Museum has released a pictorial history book, Images of America: Claiborne Parish, containing 232 vintage photographs of the parish. Click here for more information

Visitor Information

519 South Main Street, (on the town square)
P.O. Box 157
Homer, LA 71040

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9am - 12pm
1pm - 4pm
And by appointment

$5.00 - families
$3.00 - adults
$1.00 - children
Special rates for school groups

Website created by the Louisiana Tech University Center for Rural Development
Funding provided by a grant from USDA Rural Development and the Delta Regional Authority
Website Hosting Courtesy of Claiborne One
Design by Esteban Fiallos