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We’re Celebrating 30 Years!

The Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame is celebrating a 30-year anniversary.

The grand opening of the museum was on August 30, 1993, Huey P. Long’s 100th birthday.

The Pearl Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Louisiana Political Museum on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Please join us as we remember our past, celebrate the future, and honor the individuals that made it all happen.

Please RSVP by calling 318-628-5928 or email to lapolmus1@gmail.com

2024 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Saturday, April 6, 2024 — Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center

To purchase tickets, call (318) 628-5928.

Since its beginning in 1993, the Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame has honored special individuals who have significantly impacted Louisiana politics. From Winnfield, La. political legends — the Long Family — to singing Gov. Jimmie Davis, and Louisiana’s only four-time governor, Edwin Edwards, to recent political movers and shakers such as James Carville and Mary Landrieu. Each year, a slate of honorees are celebrated for their unique contributions to a political landscape like no other, Louisiana.

2024 Inductees

Ed Anderson: (Former Time-Picayune Political Reporter)

Dan Borne: (Lobbyist/ Vice of Tigers/ Former President of the Louisiana Chemical Association)

Joseph A. Delpit: (State Representative/ Former President of NAACP Baton Rouge/ Founding member of LA Legislative Black Caucus)

Governor John Bel Edwards:
(State Representative/ 56th Governor of Louisiana)

Jim Engster: (President of Louisiana Radio Network/ President of Tiger Rag Magazine/ Former President of the National Association of Statewide Radio Networks)

Louis Lambert: (Louisiana Senator/ Former Member of Louisiana Public Service Commission/ 1980 Gubernatorial Candidate)

Richard Lipsey: (Advisor to last 8 Governor’s/ Tiger Athletic Foundation Founder/ Former Member to Board of Regent)

Judge Carter Family: (2024 Political Family of the Year) (Burrell J. Carter- Mayor of Greensburg/ State Court and Appellate Judge) (Robby Carter- House Representative)

Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials

In 1995, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Earl Kemp Long, the “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials became an annual event in Winnfield. “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials is a five-day event held the fourth full weekend of March each year at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds on Highway 34 South (beginning on Wednesday and ending on Sunday).

The heritage of hog hunting is a traditional sport in Winn Parish, and, a lot of times, it wasn’t done for the fun of it. It meant meat on the table and often still does. Some local families have been hunting hogs on the same land for generations. Earl K. Long was an avid hog hunter, and Winn Parish has kept this legacy alive.

The Hog Dog Trials are the world’s largest and have been coined the “Super Bowl” of hog dog baying, attracting an average of 10,000 spectators each year to the area. This sport is part of our heritage in Louisiana.

The folks of Winn Parish enjoy life, and visitors are always among friends when they come to Winnfield for “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials.

For more information, please contact the Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce at (318) 628-4461.