Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to participate in the Old State Capitol’s History Harvest at the Louisiana State Archives on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be in preparation for a future exhibit at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America,” which will showcase the history of campaigns, elections, conventions, and state and national politics.
“Voices and Votes” is looking for stories, photographs and memorabilia from the public to loan related to the following topics to enhance the exhibit:
-Voting and registering to vote
-Campaigning for a candidate or running for office
-Attending a national political convention
-Participating in a historical recall, protest march or sit in
-Becoming an American citizen
-Teaching history and civics
-America’s Bicentennial celebration in 1976
Volunteers will be on hand at the State Archives to check guests in and direct them, conduct short oral histories, scan photos and examine objects for the purposes of future exhibit loans, a. The State Archives is not able to appraise objects. No items will be retained at the time of the History Harvest; however, items may be flagged for follow-up and potential inclusion in this exhibition from October 29-December 10, 2022.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please click here.