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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 4 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Capitol Park Museum Celebrates 200 years of Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Arthur Smith 
Louisiana State Museum  
504-568-6945
asmith@crt.la.gov                                                                                           

Jacques Berry
Office of the Lieutenant Governor                                                                                             225-342-8607
jberry@crt.la.gov

Capitol Park Museum Celebrates 200 years of Statehood

Marking the bicentennial of Louisiana statehood, the Louisiana State Museum is presenting a major exhibition of seldom-seen artifacts, documents and works of art representing the state's unique heritage and culture. Our Louisiana: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood opens at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge March 20.  

Curators selected 150 items from more than 450,000 artifacts in the Museum's collection for display in Our Louisiana. The exhibition features a wide range of media-paintings, prints, photographs, clothing, textiles, industrial and scientific equipment, furniture, decorative arts, maps and manuscripts.

"With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 followed by statehood in 1812, Louisiana's history formally began," Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. "Our Louisiana celebrates our state's key role in the American story, our contributions to the nation's artistic and economic life, and, above all, our unique heritage and culture that endure to this day."   

Several large objects serve as the show's focal points, including a colorful "crazy quilt" of Louisiana scenes from the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, the recently restored horse-drawn catafalque used in Jefferson Davis' funeral procession in New Orleans in 1889, and Huey Long's deathbed and other original furnishings from his post-assassination hospital suite at the old Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.         

Our Louisiana will be on view through March 2013 at the Capitol Park Museum, located at 660 N. Fourth St. For more information, visit http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/.

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