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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Pirate's Choice…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Pirate's Choice featuring Luke Quaranta, Terrence Houston, and… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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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