Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation


A 48-foot wooden shrimp trawler and a two-row sugar cane harvester reveal by example the state's agricultural and aquatic riches. An oil-well head and scale model of a drilling rig drive home the critical role Louisiana plays in America's energy industry. Exhibits also include a rare Civil War submarine and artifacts from steamboats, including trophy antlers won by the Robert E. Lee in the Great Steamboat Race of 1870. Exhibits on slave markets, resistance, revolt and Jim Crow provide a glimpse ...more...