Exploring the Politics of Slavery, Secession and Reunion

616 North 14th Street

Oxford, Mississippi

Hours: Fri.-Sun. 1-4pm
Free Admission

Hours may change seasonally
The house is also open by
appointment for group tours.

Who is this distinguished man? How was he connected to L.Q.C. Lamar? Find the answers at the Lamar House Museum!
L.Q.C. Lamar
Learn more about Lamar's Life through our Timeline page.


Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation

OLCHF was formed in 1996 by three Oxford natives motivated to save the historic buildings that contribute so much to Oxford’s charm. Its influence was instrumental in creating Oxford’s Historic Preservation Commission. OLCHF had placed several historical markers to identify sites of significance, such as the burial site of Chickasaw Chief Toby Tubby, before it tackled saving the neglected former home of L. Q. C. Lamar. After purchasing it in January 2004, a full-scale, fully-funded restoration was completed in May 2008. By then, planning was already in progress to create a historic house museum with the addition of an exhibit to reveal the life of L.Q.C. Lamar.


Lamar Legacy Friends

Every worthy preservation project needs a champion, and for the L.Q.C. Lamar House it was Bill Russell. Of his many labors to save the badly deteriorating house, he created and grew a fund he called the Lamar Legacy. In 2013, to honor Bill’s dedication, a support organization formed and adopted the title Lamar Legacy Friends. Its goals are:

  • to promote the historic house museum
  • to help with enhancements to the property
  • to offer both educational and entertaining programs
  • to continue fundraising


Advisory Board Members

Martha Ellen Byars Gale Gurner Jim Pryor
Jeptha Clemens Richard Gurner Robert Saarnio
Darlene Copp Sarah Frances Hardy Nila Williams


Oxford Historic Sites Commission

The Historic Sites Commission was established to study, make recommendations and advise the City’s governing authorities on the management, maintenance, marketing, and long-range preservation of the City’s historic properties. Members are:


L.Q.C. Lamar House:


Cedar Oaks:


Burns-Belfry Museum:

At Large Members:
Darlene Copp Dr. Nancy Dupont
Cynthia Parham
Robert Saarnio
      Eunice Carter

City Liaison: Hollis Green



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