The Talbot Museum was established in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Willis-Knighton Health System with the support of Dr. and Mrs. J. Dudley Talbot. The Talbot preserves, reveals and interprets the history of modern medicine over the past century and a half. The Talbot places special emphasis on those people, places and events that have shaped medicine in our region.
The Talbot Museum began in 2005 as a collection of artifacts and documents kept by former Willis-Knighton employees and physicians. This combined with items from other donors to establish the museum’s collection. While the scope and exhibits have grown, The Talbot keeps its initial mission to recognize the evolution of the WK health system and the progress of medicine.
In 2014 The Talbot Museum relocated from its cramped and modest quarters on Greenwood Road to the Willis-Knighton Innovation Center, the fully-renovated campus of the former Bossier Medical Center.
The museum is open to be public by appointment. If you wish to have a guided tour of the museum exhibits, you should contact the Museum Curator, Jim Roberts at (318) 212-8472 or email him to set up a weekday appointment