Thank you for visiting the Brimstone Museum and Henning Cultural Center website!

The Brimstone Museum is hosting its first ever Essay Contest! The contest is open to all middle and high school students in Sulphur!


The topic is “History in My Hometown.” Students are encouraged to interview an older family member about growing up in Sulphur, and what changes have made the largest impact on the City’s history in their lifetime.


Details are in the file download below!

2017 Essay Contest guidelines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 501.7 KB

Here are some sample oral history questions that you may want to ask your interview subject:


Where were you born?

Have you always lived in the area?
What did your family do during your childhood?

What do you remember about your grandparents?
Have you or any of your family members worked in our local industries?

What are some places you remember visiting as a child/teenager/young adult?

What were the popular hangouts / restaurants / etc for you and your friends?

What was your first job?

Describe your neighborhood.

Best memory of living in Sulphur.

Our mission is preserving and enriching the culture of Southwest Louisiana. To accomplish this goal, we have a permanent exhibit on the history of the sulfur industry and how it has played a role in developing the city of Sulphur, Louisiana.
At the Henning Cultural Center right next door, visitors can experience art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.  Exhibits at the Henning Cultural Center include: cultural traveling exhibits from around the country, art exhibits from local and regional artists, and art programs for all ages!  Visitors to our area are always welcome too!
Our hours are:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 12 & 1 - 5 PM
Saturdays from 10-2 
As the nature of our business involves public events and community outreach, the office may sometimes be closed during lunch or regular business hours.
Please phone ahead to ensure office personnel are on hand to help you.
Please use the links to the left to tour our site.

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