The Louisiana National Guard Museums' historic Jackson Barracks location will host an exhibit entitled "Defending the Bayou - Louisiana Citizen Soldiers in the Battle of New Orleans" starting December 22nd, 2014. This special exhibit is in honor of the Battle of New Orleans' Bicentennial and will run through May 22nd, 2015. The star of this exhibit will be an original John Jacob Sheetz Kentucky Rifle used at the Battle of New Orleans by militiaman William Ross, on loan to the Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melancon. The museum, located on Jackson Barracks, positioned between New Orleans' French Quarter and the Chalmette Battlefield will also host several other time period artifacts from local collectors as part of the exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public however entrance onto Jackson Barracks will require proof of identification at the gate.
Please see the attached announcement for more information and visit the museum website here.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Battle of New Orleans Exhibit
Posted by Contemporary Makers at Monday, December 22, 2014
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