Event Image for Big Objects, Big Stories: Angola Prison Guard Tower
Location
Program meets at the Angola Guard Tower, C2. Talks take place at: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.
Type
Gallery Talks & Tours
Cost

Free; walk-in
Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur.
 

About This 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. 

 

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