said the Kansas City Southern Railroad built the depot in 1927, and it closed in the 1960s.
said the museum was a special stop for deRidder's granddaughter and great-grandson.
"I was so excited when they came in," Mallory
then points to the enormous collection of dolls kept in glass cases in the rear of the museum.There are dolls of all shapes and sizes.
"There are approximately 3,000 dolls in the collection," Mallory
The rest of the museum contains railroad-related memorabilia, a carriage from the early 1900s and more.Mallory
has also worked hard to attract people to the museum by organizing events like Dinosaur Days for children and a doll festival as well.
Others in the parish have noted their love for the museum.
..."If it wasn't for (curator Jody Mallory) and her efforts, it wouldn't have happened."