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La. Treasures: Horse-Drawn Hearses

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art, Educational

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-18

Duration: 00:01:47

Subjects: Funerals | Horse-drawn vehicles | Hearses (Vehicles) | LSU Rural Life Museum (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Floyd, David Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the April 18, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on the tradition of the horse-drawn hearse. It includes an interview with David Floyd, the director of the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, who discusses the tradition and the three horse-drawn hearses in the museum’s collection. Host: James Fox-Smith