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Library exhibit features Alexandria history

Released: 02/15/2006

An exhibit titled “Alexandria and the Southeastern United States: History Through Maps” is on display at the James C. Bolton Library at LSU Alexandria.

This display of four historic maps coincides with the bicentennial of Alexandria (1805-2005) and shows Alexandria and Rapides Parish in several different historical contexts, all of which enrich our understanding of who we are and what our parish and city represent. The maps date from 1784 to 1850.

The maps are from the collection of Dr. Thomas F. Armstrong, vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, and Dr. Janice C. Fennell Armstrong. The collection includes nearly 50 maps depicting North America and the United States before 1865.

The exhibit is free and the open to the public through March 31. The library is open from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

The library will be closed Feb. 27 for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras holiday hours on Feb. 28 will be 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.