Building upon our innovative approaches to teaching and practicing Public History the History Department is proud to present an exceptional project called Museum on the Move.
History graduate students outfit a vintage Airstream trailer with an interpretive exhibit that hits the road to take history directly out of the classroom and to the public.
Exhibits are created on a rotating basis and require the melding of two courses and a cohort of students. The first course is a traditional history course where students conduct research projects geared toward the planned exhibit. The next phase of the project is for a Museum Studies course where students re-craft the research done in the first class to create exhibit components that they will install in the trailer.
In the end, it is our intent for the program to teach students the methods and value of creative approaches to practicing history and to establish a recognizable product in the form of rotating exhibit topics in a compelling package. (picture inside trailer)
-Our second exhibit is entitled “Drill, Baby, Drill? Oil in Louisiana” and was launched in February 2016.
-The third exhibit will be about Louisiana French-Speaking Heritage (Cauvin, 2017)