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Feb. 20, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
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Jeanerette Museum: The Home Front and World War II
History Talk
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JEANERETTE, La.--- The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a history talk on The Home Front and World War II, featuring Nicholls University Professor Paul Wilson, Ph.D., at 6 p.m. on Wed., March 25.


Life on the home front during the war not only affected women and civilians, but played a major impact on the outcome of the war. Citizens were encouraged to plant gardens to increase farming and production of goods. The government rationed supplies, prepared for home defense and encouraged the collection of scrap materials to be used in the war effort.


"I picked the Home Front because it allows me to talk about not just women but other aspects of mobilizing for war using groups often neglected and dismissed," said Wilson.


Wilson is the Associate Professor of History at Nicholls State University. He has publications on European and American history and is the author of Himmler's Cavalry: The Equestrian SS, 1930-1945. He teaches a variety of courses on modern U.S. and modern European history, and he supervises history interns working at the Regional Military Museum in Houma. He is a member of the Teaching Committee of the Louisiana Historical Association and is involved in a number of community organizations that promote the study of history.


Wilson also teaches a study program at Nicholls in partnership with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, called the Normandy Academy. Students study at the museum and travel to Normandy to battlefields and various sites related to the D-Day invasion.


For more information on this free program suitable for an adult audience, contact the Jeanerette Museum Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 337-276-4408, visit their webpage at JeaneretteMuseum.com; email the museum at jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or like them on Facebook.



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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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