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Educational Programs, Internships & Service Hours
The staff of the Louisiana National Guard Museums have developed educational opportunities for High School and College-level internships or public service time. We are looking for dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic volunteers who share a passion for preserving and sharing history. We ask for a minimum of three hours per week but schedules are flexible and will be coordinated with the Volunteer and Intern Manager, Bev Bokyo.
Interns and Volunteers help in many areas of our Museums & Library:
Collections and Archives – Help with object, library book and document cataloging and photography. Learn basic conservation and preservation skills. Assist with collections organization and storage. Participate in archival processing and the creation of Finding Aids. Try your hand at digitization and web-based exhibits.
Historical Research - Assist with archival and online research. Organize photos, documents and digital information. Fact-check historical data, assist with the production of historical summaries, reports and exhibit labels. Assist in the acquisition of historic and current documents, records and images.
Oral Histories – Work with the Louisiana National Guard Historian to identify candidates for interview. Conduct research, transcribe interviews and possibly even conduct your own interview.
Exhibit Development – Assist curators in the design and production of a special exhibit. Help design floor plan layouts, research and write exhibit labels, identify items for exhibit, help construct cases and object mounts and learn how to prepare and dry-mount images and text panels.
Tour Guides – Work with our curators to develop guided tours of our exhibits and collections. Guide visitors and special groups on tours through the museums, outdoor exhibits and specially arranged “behind-the-scenes” events.
Whether you are a professional scholar, amateur historian, student or family history sleuth we invite you to come and study our collections. We strongly encourage the use of our military history library, Louisiana military history archive and historical collections. For the Jackson Barracks Museum please contact our collections manager (email@example.com) or historian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a special topic of interest or your request for a “behind the scenes” tour. At Camp Beauregard contact the Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum Curator. We will do our best to help you out!
Images of our collections are available for publication or other special use by permission only. Please refer to our Collections Use Policy and send written image use requests to our collections manager (email@example.com).Jackson Barracks Museum Library Collections Use Policy
The museum at Jackson Barracks is part of the Mutli Use Center (MUC). The MUC may be able to serve your future needs. Looking for meeting space for your next civic function - Contact Museum Director Heather Englehart to learn more (firstname.lastname@example.org or 504 278-8664). Looking for rental space for an event contact Jackson Barracks Post Headquarters, Monique Sauter (email@example.com or 504-278-8796).