Lois Elmer Bannon has long been an advocate for restoration and preservation of historic pieces, whether they be houses or smaller forms of art. She was active in restoring Magnolia Mound and presenting its history to visitors. She has prepared museum exhibits of James John Audubon's prints and published numerous articles on his work.
Taylor Clark, one of the world's leading Audubon print dealers, has personally examined more than two thousand prints by Audubon and has published numerous catalogues for his gallery. He is a resident of Baton Rouge.