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november, 2019

08nov6:00 pm8:00 pmPelican State Goes to War Opening Reception and Member PreviewAlexandria Museum of Art


    Event Details

    On December 8, 1941, just one day after the Pearl Harbor attacks, the United States officially entered World War II—Louisiana, however, was already front and center in the country’s defense preparations.

    From 1940 to 1945, Louisiana hosted the largest maneuvers in US military history, witnessed massive changes to its industrial base, and saw its citizens become enthusiastic contributors to what President

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt deemed “The Arsenal of Democracy.” The war afforded new, previously unimaginable opportunities to Louisiana’s residents. Through it all, these wartime experiences in the Pelican State laid the groundwork for sweeping economic changes in the new, postwar world that emerged from the 20th century’s greatest struggle.

    Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in WWII was produced by the The National WWII Museum.

    For more information visit:


    (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


    Name: Alexandria Museum of Art

    Address: 933 Second Street


    City: Alexandria

    State: LA

    Zipcode: 71301