Yesterday's Hope, Today's Ruin: Remembering the Role of Fallout Shelters

Events 23
Sunday, October 1st 2023
1:30 P.M.
All Ages

Louisiana's Old State Capitol invites the public to join us for "Yesterday's Hope, Today's Ruin: Remembering the Role of Fallout Shelters," scheduled for Sunday, October 1, at 1:30 PM. This event offers a unique opportunity for the public to engage with history and present-day nuclear realities.

Attendees will have the chance to view our new photography exhibit, "Two Minutes to Midnight and the Architecture of Armageddon." This exhibit dives into the collective psyche of the American people during the Cold War, providing insight into a decisive period in history.

Following the exhibit viewing, join us for a special talk and discussion that will focus on the Cold War and the local bunkers and fallout shelters that played a crucial role locally. Whether you have personal experiences to share or questions about this significant time in history for prior generations, this talk is for you!

New Orleans adventurer, blogger, film producer, and author Michael Kennedy will kick off the discussions with his personal account investigating a Cold War bunker in New Orleans. His unique perspective and storytelling promise to shed light on this chapter of our past.

This event is free and open to the public.