200 S Land Ave, Oil City Louisiana 71061
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.
Other History nearby:
(Jefferson) Alley-McKay House
(Shreveport) Ark-la-tex Antique & Classic Vehicle Mu.
(Jefferson) Beard House
(Karnack) Birthplace Mrs Lyndon B. Johnson
(Oil City) Caddo-Pine Island Oil, Historical Museum
(Kilgore) East Texas Oil Museum
04/05 Coming to The Oil City area
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.