The museum's just-ended exhibit, "The Civil War in North Louisiana," drew 771 visits, with 34 percent of those visits by out-of-parish residents. The eight-week long event ended Wednesday, Sept. 20, on a high note: A group of 23 students and their teachers from Union Parish Junior High School visited, bringing questions and curiosity about the Civil War. Kevin Adkins, history teacher at Union Parish High School, gave the kids a brief overview of the war as it impacted North Louisiana. He then led the students in making paper cartridges such as those used by Civil War soldiers. Museum docents Jean Jones, Beverly Jay, and Mary Ruth Allred led the students in comparing medical practices of Civil War times to medicine today (quite different!).
Jean W. Jones, Exhibits and Program Director