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UL students, professors create mobile museum


Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette worked side by side with professors to create a mobile museum; which is the first of its kind in Acadiana.

When you think of a museum, a 1956 airstream trailer may not be the first image that comes to mind. But try telling that to students and professors of the UL Lafayette's History department.

"We were looking for ways to give students of training that will allow them to show how history can be taken outside of the classroom into a public realm. So we got this super cool 1956 vintage airstream trailer and we gutted it and turned it into an exhibit." said Bob Carriker.

Research was conducted by a previous class on inspirational women in Louisiana, and the current class gave those papers- pictures and a unique platform to be presented.

"We took the research and condensed it condensed it and condensed it until it would fit on the panels. Then we tried to structure it so it would be interesting and people could take it in small bites but also learn enough about the women. That was our goal, to get enough across about the women while keeping it short." Anne Mahoney.

The department plans to display their work of art across Louisiana.

"Our intention is that we are going to bring the trailer out to various public venues. We are going to be back at the horse farm at the farmers market on March 1. We're interested in taking it to public libraries if they want to set up an event with us and to schools as well." said Carriker.

"It's nice to be able to share this history with the people of southwest Louisiana, Acadiana and Louisiana in general." said Eric Scott.

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