Need a Speaker

Need someone to speak to your club or group?

If so, Biedenharn Museum & Gardens Executive Director Ralph Calhoun is available to speak about one of Monroe’s great treasures, the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. The director of this wonderful Monroe historical museum and garden can speak on a number of interesting topics:
  • Plants of the Bible (for teens to retired)
  • Plants of Christmas (for all ages)
  • Museum Overview-What’s happening at the museum plus a bit of fun
  • The Dumas Collection of Classical Archaeology (NEW in June 2013)
  • Scenes of the Nativity from Books of Hours (Medieval Prayer Books)
  • Bible Stories-Stories of people who have translated and printed Bibles
  • Animals of the Bible (for elementary aged children)
  • Biedenharn Plants-Things that grow well

Organizations looking for museum speakers can contact Museum Dircetor Ralph Calhoun at We also encourage you to visit our popular Monroe historical museum and the beautiful gardens that adorn the grounds.

*Donations to the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens to help cover the cost of travel are appreciated, especially for presentations outside Ouachita Parish. All donations go to the operating costs of the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. Museum speakers and staff are not ethically allowed to accept payment for their programs, though meals and small gifts (such as mugs, pens sets and other items commonly given speakers by civic clubs) may be accepted. 

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

The Biedenharn is an exciting place with many activities including guided tours, special exhibits, children’s programs, concerts and more.


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2000 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71291
1-318-387-5281 1-800-362-0983
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-5:00
Adults $6 Children $4