Big Objects, Big Stories: Angola Prison Guard Tower
- Thursday, October 6, 2022
- 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Highlights from the Event
Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object.
About this Program: Guests can explore the 20-foot-tall Angola Prison guard tower, that towers above the Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968 exhibition. Originally a slave plantation on the banks of the Mississippi River, visitors will learn how Angola grew into a brutal, privately owned prison that leased out convicts as forced laborers after the Civil War.