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World War I exhibit opens at Louisiana State Archives

Posted: 10:03 AM, Sep 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 17:02:23-04
Louisiana State Archives
Louisiana State Archives building courtesy Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office

An exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I is now open to the public through December 28 at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge.

The exhibit will include digital displays containing the more than one million names of those who died during the war. Other items on display will include military posters, uniforms, photographs, and original correspondence.

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said in a press release that the exhibit will pay tribute to the 88,000 American soldiers and the thousands of others from 15 countries who gave their lives.

The Archives Research Library will also exhibit documents, records, and books from their World War I collection.

Admission to the Archives is free. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and on the first Sunday of each month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The digital portion of the exhibit will end on November 9.

For information on the World War I exhibit, call 225-922-1000 or visit sos.la.gov/archives .