60th Anniversary Celebration

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Know Your Numbers

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Paint The Town Pink

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Free Community Health Fair

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Opelousas General Health System Hosts 10th Annual Community Health Fair

Join us on April 20th for Free Health Screenings ...more

11th Annual OGHS Foundation Golf Tournament Another Success

Over $45,000 raised for scholarships ...more

Welcome

The History of Opelousas, the third oldest city in Louisiana, is more than the story of one small city -- it is a story of a way of life, of the impact of events, of patterns that may be seen all across the state and the region.  Opelousas was founded in 1720 and populated by travelers, traders, Native Americans, Creoles and those of French and Spanish descent.  At one time, it was the capital of Louisiana.  The story of Opelousas is something that cannot be overlooked, because through it you will learn the history of many people, the creation of a cultural gumbo, and the elements of a way of life that should not be forgotten...More