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“Eclectic collection with south Louisiana specialty”
Review of Zigler Museum

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Zigler Museum
Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Jennings
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Owner description: "The Zigler Musem was created in 1963 by the late Mrs. Ruth B. Zigler widow of Fred B. Zigler, Jennings industrialist and philanthropist. She donated the property which has been the Zigler family home since 1908. It was enlarged by the addition of two gallery wings. Colorful and realistic Southwestern Louisiana wildlife dioramas are housed in the East wing. The West wing contains an excellent Fine Art Collection by European and American artists. A rotating exhibit is displayed in the central galleries throughout the year. The year ends with the annual Christmas Festival, featuring a wide array of trees and decorations throughout the museum."
Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“Eclectic collection with south Louisiana specialty”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

What a great asset for Jennings! The Zigler is worthy of a stop for I-10 travelers with an appreciation of art, Americana, and/or southern work and folk traditions. It is off Hwy. 27, four blocks south of the Hwy. 90 intersection, then east about a block.

Among the 19th and 20th century paintings of workers, musicians, gentry and landscapes is an Audubon elephant folio!

China, ceramics, and the stuff of living of common folk and the "well-heeled" are displayed in a pleasing, setting. The house itself is a display of sorts.

Go peruse the Zigler holdings and get a feel for life in south Louisiana.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Edge W
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Sulphur, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Ziegler”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

wonderful permanent collection of American and European art and emphasis on southern artists.. Exhibit shows and sales showcase the best southern and regional artists. not to miss!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank albert r
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Jennings, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to bring the kids.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Love the Cajun subjects in the museum. Great place to bring the kids to see what this area was like and what people have contributed through the years.

1 Thank James L
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Roanoke, Louisiana, USA
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131 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Classic Museum Works of Art!”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

Economically cost for quality works of art rare in S/W Louisiana. Christmas decorations interesting also.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank GlennMiller_11
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