The Pelican State Goes to War Symposium

Marking the Museum closing of the special exhibit dedicated to Louisiana's WWII history, Richard Campanella discusses World War II's impact on New Orleans. 

Richard Campanella, geographer and Senior Professor of Practice at the Tulane School of Architecture, discusses New Orleans as a crossroads for servicemembers during World War II and their impact on the city.

The Museum marked the conclusion of the special exhibit The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II with panel presentations and a music performance. The special exhibit, presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation, closes April 29, but then packs up to begin a statewide tour later this year. It will be on display at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport from September until January 2019, then moves on to Lake Charles, Alexandria, and other Louisiana destinations.

Watch the Symposium's leadoff panel here, an evening musical performance here, and Campanella's presentation below.