On Feb. 27, mid-year state budget cuts forced LSM to immediately and unexpectedly cut back hours of the Reading Room to Thursday, Friday and by appointment only. After a thorough re-evaluation of our resources and options, LSM was able to restore the hours of operation which existed prior to the reduction, effective April 1. This means the Reading Room will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., and by appointment Friday. LSM is crafting a long-term plan for the Reading Room, which includes enhanced hours of operation and improved service to researchers.
The Louisiana Historical Center, located in the French Quarter at the Old U.S. Mint, is one of America's great archives. Since it opened in 1982, the Center has served thousands of researcher's from around the world. In addition to its priceless collections of Colonial-era manuscripts and maps, the Louisiana Historical Center houses a wealth of primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media.