L. Q.C. Lamar house Museum

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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,381 contributions
Have you ever heard of Lucius Q.C. Lamar?
Sep 2019
The more we travel, the more we learn. This is the third time that my wife and I have visited Oxford, Mississippi, and until today we had never heard of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II. If someone had mentioned his name yesterday, I would have said he was a Roman senator. But Lucius Q.C. Lamar was a distinguished 19th century statesman who lived in a historic home at 616 North 14th Street that was added to the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The house is noted for its hand-painted frescoes in the main hallway. Lamar's fascinating life is explored and many of his personal possessions are on display in the four main rooms of the house. Lamar, who lived in the house from 1869 to 1888, was two-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, then served as Secretary of the Interior and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He wrote the Mississippi Secession Ordnance and served in the Civil War as a Confederate cavalry officer. Politically, he opposed civil rights legislation. Lamar Boulevard in Oxford is named for him. The house is open to the public and admission is free. Now you know who Lucius Q.C. Lamar was.
Written September 14, 2019
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Carol A
Amarillo, TX207 contributions
LGC Lamar House is just filled with displays
May 2018 • Family
If the politics of the reconstruction period are interesting, this is a good, short tour. There is almost no furniture but you can see the bones of the house very well - small town house. The story boards are well constructed and full of information. The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Written May 23, 2018
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Kent J
27 contributions
Unique museum
Mar 2018 • Couples
This home has been done so uniquely, skipping the period furnishings of most antebellum or historical homes. Instead a historical venue of information on large screens. So special because you can place the surroundings into your own imagination. Special place.
Written March 4, 2018
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tencatdaddy
Athens, GA312 contributions
A definite "must see" if in/around Oxford.....
Sep 2016 • Couples
People have forgotten this important historical figure (included in JFK's Profiles in Courage for his unpopular stance after the WBtS) who is one of the few (if not the only) who served in all 3 branches of the US gov't (HoR member fr/ Miss, Sec of the Interior under Cleveland, & SC justice). His fascinating life is explored in the four main rooms of the house--one for each phase--and many of his personal possessions are included. Admission is free but the hours are limited.
Written September 29, 2016
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William B
New York City, NY433 contributions
First Rate Tribute To An Incredible Individual
Sep 2016
I was here once before but this house is so amazing and Lamar was such a 'ahead-of-his-time' kind of person that I wanted to come back.

It was recently voted by Money magazine as the best free attraction to see in Mississippi. It's a fascinating slice of historic culture and a testament to courageous people everywhere - we need more people like Lamar in this world.
Written September 29, 2016
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mkitchens
Sheffield, AL231 contributions
Very interesting historic site; home of Mississippi's only U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Jun 2016
Most residents of the town have probably never visited the museum, and may not even be aware it's there. It is free, open limited hours. Just a short walking distance from the Oxford Square.
Written July 13, 2016
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manfrommaine
Oxford, MS149 contributions
Not much reason to visit
May 2016 • Friends
Nicely restored, and there's plenty of parking for large groups, but what is the point of visiting the house of the author of the Ordinance of Secession, a notoriously racist document? He was also Mississippi's only U.S. Supreme Court justice, but he was not considered to be a very good one.
Written May 24, 2016
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William B
New York City, NY433 contributions
A True American Hero at Home
Oct 2015 • Friends
Historically this is such an important museum house. LQC Lamar was a great Mississippian who, after the Civil War which he helped spawn, became a great American.The restoration work is brilliant - and the story that is told by the displays in the various rooms is both moving and instructive. Lamar went from apologist for slavery to atoner for past wrongs and a moral standard for all of us.

An important visit for anyone interested in American history.

Full disclosure - my mother was born in the LQC Lamar House in 1915.
Written October 15, 2015
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