James Linn presents Louisiana and World War II
World War II officially started for the United States on December 7, 1941, but Louisiana had already been front and center in the country’s frantic buildup for war. During the years 1939 to 1945, Louisiana saw the largest peacetime maneuvers in US military history, experienced massive changes to its industries, and contributed the efforts of its citizens to ensure Allied victory in World War II. Louisiana’s wartime experiences laid the groundwork for the social and economic changes to come to the state in the years following the end of the war.
James will share stories of his favorite personalities, artifacts, and events featured in the Museum’s latest special exhibition, The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, which he curated.
Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 463.