Louisiana: A History
combines historical renderings, rarely seen photographs, and historical documents with powerful videography to create a unique view of our state. Using old journals, correspondence and family reminiscences, the story also reveals the voices of real people describing how they lived, worked, played and survived. In essence, this series explains "what we are" as a state by showing us "who we are as a people."
To ensure historical accuracy, an Advisory Council made up of the state’s top historians, teachers, museum directors, nationally recognized authorities, and authors has been involved in the project since its beginning to provide guidance for the LPB staff.
Premiering in 2003, the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana: A History included a companion teacher guide and book - Louisiana: An Illustrated History
as well as the current website. There is a strong educational component to the series with each program edited to enhance its value for classroom use. The entire series has also been made available to schools, libraries and families. Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about Louisiana: A History