A bit about the museum: Built in 1916 by John Schepis the building has been restored to its original splendor, just as it was when it was imagined more than 100 years ago. The building is specifically Italian, resembling Renaissance-style palazzo of the mid-fifteenth century. The Schepis building is complete with two life-size statures on top hand-crafted by Schepis himself. The statues are George Washington, holding a draped American flag, and Christopher Columbus, holding a draped Italian flag. An American eagle flies above them, and an Italian coat of arms is placed in the center. The unique building is a testament to the brilliance and tenacity of an Italian immigrant whose mark on this little town along the Ouachita River will stand forever. Today this amazing building lives as a museum, and events venue for all cultural arts - overseen by the Schepis Foundation, we seek to support the arts (in all forms) for Caldwell Parish.
2021 is shaping up to be an awesome year! We look forward to showcases from:
Emily Caldwell – June/July 2021
Loretta Shadow – August/September 2021
Pam Soileau – October/November 2021
and so much more!
Interested in Hosting an Event?
You can rent the Schepis for your next event!
THE SCHEPIS BUILDING IS AVAILABLE TO RENT AS WELL. WHETHER IT BE FOR A WEDDING, MEETING, OR CLASS/FAMILY REUNION WE CAN ACCOMMODATE YOUR EVENT NEEDS. CONTACT THE SCHEPIS FOR MORE INFORMATION.