The Old Post Office Museum has proudly hosted many excellent exhibits. Check below to see an archive of past exhibits.
Looking for current and upcoming exhibits?
Flood of ’27
Exhibit ran: March 23, 2017 — May 19, 2017
This exhibit is sponsored by the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival.
In the spring of 1927, months of heavy rain caused the Mississippi River to begin to flood. By the time the river crested, 23,000 square miles of land were inundated, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced, and an estimated 250 people died. This exhibit commemorates the 90th anniversary of what is considered one of the worst disasters in United States history.
Special thanks to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District; Schepis Museum, Columbia, LA, Franklin Parish Library; and the many friends who shared their treasured stories and photographs.
Louisiana Mardi Gras!
Exhibit ran: January 6, 2017 — February 10, 2017
Historic downtown Winnsboro is enjoying its first taste of Mardi Gras with the current exhibit, which features magnificent costumes, art and historic memorabilia.
The elaborate display centers around 16 pieces of art painted by winners of the George Rodrigue Foundation Student Scholarship Competition, as well as elaborate costumes from the Krewe of Iris, the largest all-female carnival Krewe in New Orleans. Visitors will also be treated to a display of historic Mardi Gras memorabilia dating back to the late 1800’s from the private collection of Earle Schrader of Monroe.
Another special attraction for the exhibit is an ensemble worn by Miss Louisiana 2017, Justine Ker, and designed by Clint Downing of Monroe for the Miss America pageant, as well as one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras Mischief dolls created by artist Connie Born of Slidell.
Exhibit ran: August 18, 2016 — October 14, 2016
“Wild Louisiana,” the next exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro, promises a new and different treat for anyone who appreciates the life, scenery and lifestyle of the Bayou State. Both art and sculpture will be featured at the show, which opens Thursday, August 18, with a reception from 5-7, open to the public, and will remain on exhibit through October 14.
Spencer Schultz is a New Orleans-based, self-taught artist. He began painting in 2012 when his now-wife, Georgia, suggested they paint while waiting for their power to be restored following Hurricane Isaac. Spencer’s expressionist-style paintings are characterized by bright, saturated colors, abstract shapes, and energetic brush strokes. His work focuses mainly on the varied landscapes of Louisiana, including many locations in Baskin, Louisiana. His work has been shown at a number of exhibitions and galleries throughout New Orleans.
Born in New Orleans, Jacqueline Ehle Inglefield teaches and creates art in New Orleans. A Fine Arts graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, she has had two of her large, vibrant sculptures featured in the 2015 Louisiana Contemporary Show at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. As an Artist Spaces Residency, Jackie filled the Ogden’s education gallery with a colorful, fantastical swamp installation. She is currently working on a piece for the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, using crab traps and other debris found on its lake and shores. Her work is in the private collections of Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Wynton Marsalis and Jeanette and Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Oh Christmas Tree!
Exhibit ran: November 12, 2016 — December 27, 2016
“Oh Christmas Tree!” will be opening on November 12th and go until December 26th.
A Christmas wonderland featuring trees and holiday splendor decorated by businesses and organizations in the community. Always a treat!! Come and see what “Oh Christmas Tree” 2016 has in store!!!
“Color Explosion” by Jane Hartfield
Exhibit ran: May 19, 2016 — July 22, 2016
“Color Explosion,” featuring the vibrant fiber art of Jane Hartfield, is the current exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum and will be on view through July 22.
Hartfield has taken classes from many famous quilt teachers and artists and has learned and used numerous techniques for working with fiber in its many forms. Over the years, she has sewn garments and costumes, embroidered, knitted, crocheted and quilted. Now she dyes fabrics and yarns, combines quilting and machine embroidery and embellishes with beads, shells and metal to produce original wall hangings.
Hartfield says of her work, “I am a contemporary artist who works with fibers…as my creations have developed over the years, it is evident that the beauty of nature and the interplay of colors are my recurring and predominant themes – not always in the same pieces!
All of the pieces I create are intended for an audience. I want them to find a home on display in both residential and commercial venues, where they may be seen, admired and hopefully treasured by others.
The daughter of the late S.E. Lee, Jr., of Winnsboro, Hartfield now resides in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This is her second exhibition at the Old Post Office Museum, the first being five years ago, shortly after the gallery’s opening.
Hometown Teams: Celebrating Local Sports
Exhibit ran: March 19, 2016 — April 30, 2016
Hometown Teams: Celebrating Local Sports, in cooperation with The Smithsonian Institute & LA Endowment for Humanities, will be opening on March 19th and go until April 30th.
Two of the most popular features of the Hometown Teams exhibit on display now through April 30 at the Old Post Office Museum are DVDs of the 1960s and ’70s Winnsboro high School marching band and the history of football in Franklin Parish since 1922. Come see these and much more at this Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Louisiana Humanities-sponsored exhibit. Incredible!!!
Friends & Neighbors
Exhibit ran: January 21, 2016 — March 4, 2016
This is a compilation of work from our talented friends at the Ouachita River Art Gallery in West Monroe and includes everything from mixed media, watercolor, oils, and photography to wood sculpture and jewelry. Come to the opening and register for a chance to win some lovely pieces – drawing will be at 6:45 the night of the opening.
Opening Thursday, January 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
There will also be a workshop featuring Ellerman on Wednesday afternoons from February 17th through March 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. You can find more information about it here.
Old Post Office Museum Honor Tree
Exhibit ran: Christmas Season 2015
The Old Post Office Museum is displaying a special Christmas tree this year to honor the generosity of our local and extended communities who support the projects and services offered by the museum, which opened in 2010.
For each $50 or greater donation, a framed ornament will be placed on the tree in recognition of the individual, business, or group in whose name the donation was made. This donation is a perfect way to show friends, family members, a student, military service member, favorite organization and co-workers that you are thinking about them.
A donation to the Old Post Office Museum is tax deductible, and it’s easy to set up a charitable gift for the people on your list who will appreciate such an expression of generosity.
If requested, a certificate will be provided for your gift-giving purposes that showcases the donation amount and the name of the person in whose name the donation was made.
All donations will go to support future exhibits and projects of the local Old Post Office Museum.
Contact us today for an application, or drop by and see the beautiful Christmas tree exhibit currently on display.
“COUSINS” exhibit opening
Exhibit ran: September 24, 2015 — October 30, 2015
“Cousins,” an exhibit featuring the splashy, bright florals of Ann Carruth Jackson of Dixie Springs, MS, and thoughtful, contemporary work by John Malta, formerly of Brookhaven, MS, now residing in New Orleans, is a fascinating juxtaposition of art. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept.24, and continues through October 30.
Dog Day Afternoon
Exhibit ran: June 18, 2015 — mid-August, 2015
The Dog Day Afternoon exhibit will feature a lighthearted, whimsical look at man’s best friend this summer.
The Old Post Office Museum is focusing on the canine kingdom as the stars of our summer offering, with an opening on June 18, as well as at a museum fundraiser in August. Enjoy the works of Ricky W. Sikes Jr Art, Linda Snider-Ward, Caroline Youngblood, Margaret Mays Ellerman, John Bramblitt, Anne Campbell, Darrell Chitty, Chris Menconi Studio, Swamp Dog & Friends — and some other surprises!!
In addition, a silent auction of artwork, including a silkscreen print of “The Three Amigos” by the legendary George Rodrigue, will commence with the opening and end on the night of the fundraiser.