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. 


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