The Museum is dedicated to the history and preservation of northwest Louisiana's natural resources and rich oil history, mystical Caddo Lake of Louisiana and Texas, and the regional people. Preserved antique oil-drilling machinery and a Kansas City Southern caboose reside near the renovated Kansas City Southern Depot building. See one of the few remaining regions with so much oil history undisturbed, where a country drive reveals steel derricks common in the pine forests. In 1911 lake drilling resulted in the first inland and over-water isolated platform drilling in the United States. The preserved original bank building and post office of Trees City, one of the first US oil company towns are preserved on the museum grounds. Oil & Gas Museums located across the street from the old depot. Open daily, Monday-Friday.