Preserving Louisiana

Yo, I am discovering more and more things about the archiving world, and I like it. Since being graduate school, I took a risk and decided to take a archiving class my very first semester. Turns out, this was the best decision I made this year. And, its only been six months. Anywho, the world of archiving reminded me of my love for discovering history and visiting museums. I use to always be excited to visit any museum during my youth, just to look at all the artifacts. It’s crazy I’m in my mid-20s nearly, and I am just remembering this part of myself. Well, I did lose myself during my undergraduate years because of negativity and drama. Now, I’m more focused and driven and my circle of friends is small.

I am not ashamed of that. The reason being, I am now playing catch up because I did involve myself into situations that had nothing to do with me, and I did not invest into myself. Which I should have, I digress.

This morning, I read an article about an organization, “Preserving Louisiana” and a group of people visited the house where the movie, “Steel Magnolias” was shot in Natchitoches. Which I also did not know, but I digress. I looked up some research on the organization and instantly wanted to visit the place. They have a few events this year but, not many exhibitions. I love exhibitions. They are educational and fun to evaluate what is collected and what is discovered. Link: https://preserve-louisiana.org/

For example, I never knew one of governor’s wrote the famous song, “You Are My Sunshine”. They have a whole event/program for kids to learn about a famous Louisiana governor whom lived in the Old Governor’s Mansion. I’ve heard this song my whole life and did not know someone from Louisiana wrote and produced the sing. Let alone a governor. I guess politics are not that bad.

Jimmie Davis

Here’s an article explaining the song and its popularity: https://www.225batonrouge.com/our-city/arts-entertainment/my-only-sunshine

Crazy, right? There is so much I do not know about my own state and how citizens are fighting to preserve certain historical buildings, documents, and raise funding. Archiving is so much more than you know.

For this reason, I will share my educational experience about archiving over the next few months. Sharing tips and whatnot.

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