Opening its doors in 1994, the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum houses Louisiana’s largest and most significant collection of work, by world renowned expressionist artist and Northeast Louisiana native, Don Cincone. His paintings, with their brilliant hues and sympathetic subjects, are both evocative and tender. In addition to the work of Cincone, the museum exhibits talented regional artists including Daryl Triplet and Bernard Menyweather and hundreds of artifacts from African American life in Northeast Louisiana throughout the centuries. An archival section featuring local African American leaders, their history, and contributions, and models of famous African American leaders like statesman and reformer Frederick Douglass, educator Mary Bethune, and first African American millionaire and businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker. The museum has guided tours and a gift shop that offers unique gifts and a wide book selection for adults and children.