3 Baton Rouge museums showcase Louisiana in World War I
Sunday, 17 September 2017 () A trio of exhibits about Louisiana's part in World War I will include a walk-through simulation of a trench on the Western Front, propaganda posters and a "trench art" vase made from a spent artillery shell. The Louisiana State Museum's Capitol Park Museum , the Old State Capitol Museum and the USS Kidd Veterans Museum all will hold free public receptions on Sept. 28 to open exhibits marking the centennial of the year that the United States entered the war. "Campaigning for Victory : Poster Art of the Great War" will be shown at the castle-shaped Old State Capitol through Dec. 17. "I was surprised by how many there were geared toward women," curator Lauren Davis said.
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