Union Museum of History and Art

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The Union Museum of History and Art is hosting  a traveling display from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans called “Victory Gardens, Then and Now,”

Marianna Langston, a nutritionist with the Southern University AgCenter system, is discussing the history and importance of Victory Gardens, regarding the war effort in a presentation on Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m.

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Union Museum of History and Art is hosting "A Call to Arms: Louisiana Preps for WWII" July 20 through September 7. The exhibit showcases the part North Louisiana played in preparing the nation for World War II through photographs, artifacts, and guest presentations.

According to Jean Jones, the museum has drawn together unique elements from the events shortly before WWII. "North Louisiana can be so proud of its accomplishments in helping to prepare for war and ultimately succeed." Jones is the Vice-Chair of Board of Directors at the museum.

Local Wildlife Biologist Talks Alligators

Jan 22, 2018

Kelby Ouchley, wildlife biologist, author and radio host, will speak on American alligators Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. Ouchley wrote a book on the subject in 2013 titled, American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World. The talk is the first of several events in conjunction with the museum's exhibit of art by nine regional wildlife artists.

 

Union Parish Museum of History and Art

Those who answer the call to serve our country are worth remembering.

On Thursday, June 9 at 5 p.m., Union Parish Museum of History and Art hosts a presentation recognizing local veterans' connection to the past and paying tribute to their service.

Historian Guy Miller's presentation focuses on the history of the squadron of P-40 fighters, the "Flying Tigers" led by Monroe native General Claire Chennault. The fighters played a pivotal role in the Pacific campaign. The talk works in conjunction with extensive military exhibit currently on display at the museum. 

Heritage And Culture In Native American Day

Sep 10, 2015
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Activities and demonstrations recognize the region's Native American culture in a weekend event.

Native American Day is hosted at Lake D'Arbonne State Park Saturday.

Guests can enjoy seeing dance, craft, and food demonstrations sharing the historic culture.  "We're just intrigued that these people were here thousands of year ago, and left some remnant that we can study and explore today," said Jean Jones, board member with the Union Museum of History and Art.

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A collection of 67 quilts are on exhibit at the Union Museum of History and Art.  Each with a story all their own. 

Unique and cherished memories about those who created them, and family members who have cared for the heartfelt gifts passed down through time.  The museum's chair, Jean Jones, says some quilts featured date back to the 1880's.