To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into World War I, Capitol Park Museum presents For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War. Documenting Louisianan’s war experiences, the exhibition includes include more than 100 artifacts and images from the Louisiana State Museum’s extensive collection of World War I materials. Many of these were donated by the French Republic as an expression of their gratitude for America’s participation in the War.
The collection expanded considerably throughout the 20th century as veterans and their families donated war-related objects to the museum. For this exhibition, artifacts and images from this collection are organized into four sections: Homefront, Mobilization, Warfront and Memorialization.