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Ralph Calhoun wins Louisiana Museum Career Professional Award

Discover Monroe-West Monroe
Alana Cooper and Ralph Calhoun

Monroe-West Monroe, LA – Ralph Calhoun, Director of Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, won the Louisiana Museum Career Professional Award at the Louisiana Association of Museums Annual Conference & Meeting Luncheon on September 12th.

This award recognizes a Louisiana museum employee for their commitment, exemplary and distinguished achievement, professionalism, and sustained contribution to the museum field with over 20 years of service. Calhoun has over 30 years of experience working in the museum industry and has worked for the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens for over 24 years.

“We are so fortunate to have Ralph Calhoun in our community promoting and developing the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. His wealth of knowledge and creative mind have helped to drive visitation to Ouachita Parish for not only his museum, but all our museums. He is a forward thinker who is always striving to find reasons to increase visitors to our area for an excellent experience learning about the bottlers of Coca-Cola, gardening, and the Bible Museum,” said Alana Cooper, Discover Monroe-West Monroe President and CEO.