The planned LSU Military Museum is seeking memorabilia and artifacts from LSU alumni, or family members of deceased alumni, who served in the United States armed forces.
The university, in partnership with Cadets of the Ole War Skule, is finalizing plans for a campaign to raise funds to renovate the Memorial Tower, to house the LSU Military Museum, and for an endowment for military scholarships for ROTC cadets.
The museum will be the repository for items reflecting the university’s military history and heritage from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to Gen. Troy H. Middleton, whose collection will be the focal point of the permanent collection. Plans include exhibitions and collections related to the history of ROTC at LSU; involvement of LSU faculty, staff and students in America’s wars and conflicts; LSU’s military leaders; and the Cadets of the Ole War Skule.
Memorabilia will be accepted beginning in September and will continue on selected dates thereafter. Requested items include, but are not limited to, uniforms and other clothing, trunks, luggage, maps, books, battle plans, photos, correspondence, plaques, medals, citations, flags, cameras and typewriters.