Gifts for Female College Museum

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is pleased to announce that the family of Thomas and Diana LeBlanc has donated a significant historical artifact to the Mansfield Female College Museum. Granddaughters Celeste Fox and Colette Tatum have gifted an antique spinning wheel from Kenner, La to the museum. The all-wood spinning wheel is hand-carved and was expertly assembled in 1829. It even has timeworn grooves marking miles of thread that were made.

The LeBlanc family also donated several volumes of Sacramental Registers from the Archdiocese of New Orleans that date from 1718 to 1831. These artifacts will be cataloged in the Veach Genealogical Library at the museum.

To learn more about the Mansfield Female College Museum or exhibit, please call 318.871.9978 or email For the Secretary of State’s Museums Division, please visit or call 225.342.0500.

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