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Sesquicentennial Pop-Up Museums Hosted by Central Library

Post Date:03/29/2017 11:31 AM

Central Library, located at 301 W. Claude Street in Lake Charles, is hosting a series of Pop-Up Museums in celebration of the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebrations.

These pop-up museums are temporary exhibits created by the people who show up to participate. (Think of it as a community “show and tell.”) Items can be as simple as a drawing or as priceless as a family heirloom.  At the end of the program, the items go back home with the owners.

Those who bring items are encouraged to stand along with their items and talk about them, giving visitors a story about the history of where they came from or who they belonged to. 

 

The first topic of discussion in this series is “Disasters and Historical Events in Lake Charles” and will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m.  Patrons who would like to participate are asked to bring items related to hurricanes, fires, floods, famous visitors, world events that affected Lake Charles, etc.

Following this program, the Pop-Up Museums will continue monthly at Central Library, with a different topic each month. The schedule is as follows:

  • April 29th – “Businesses and Restaurants”
  • May20th – “Industry and Transportation”
  • June 17th – “Sports and Outdoors”
  • July 15th “Libraries and Education”
  • August 19th – “Entertainment and Media”
  • September 16 – “Churches and Neighborhoods” 

For more information, or if you would like to participate, please call Central Library at 721-7116.

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