The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame is looking for a few good volunteers to help operate the museum.
The museum, located in the Abbeville Chris Crusta Airport, will officially open its doors on Feb. 4, which is a week from Thursday.
It will be free to the public.
The museum will open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
But before the doors open, the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame is looking for volunteers to help run the museum.
Anyone 18 years old and older who loves talking to people and wants to make the museum a success is urged to call Crystal Mouton (652-2751).
Mouton said to work in the museum, one does not have to have a military background.
“We are looking for an unlimited amount of volunteers,” said Crystal Mouton, who is the museum’s coordinator. “My goal is to have a volunteer work only once a month.”
But, she said, there will be days when extra help will be needed for tours.
When touring the museum, a person can walk onto the famed Higgins Boat, stand under the Bell Helicopter near the MASH tent. They can also watch and listen to oral histories of Louisiana veterans as they tell their stories of service.
One can see displays of historical memorabilia from heroic Louisiana veterans and walk through the Hall of Fame and learn about the Inductees and why they are honored there.
The Hall of Fame is the focal point of the museum.
Groups may make reservations outside of those days and hours. Service members may schedule visits at any time.
To schedule a group or service member visit or to volunteer, please call Crystal Mouton at 337-652-2751 or leave a message at 337-893-9645.
The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 911 Revis Sirmon Loop, Chris Crusta Airport, Abbeville, LA. Their website is: “http://www.lamilitarymuseum.com” www.lamilitarymuseum.com
Here are the Board of Directors for the museum.
General Bob Leblanc, President, Abbeville, John R. Raymond, Vice PresidentBreaux Bridge, N.R. Bubba Broussard, Secretary, Abbeville, Joey LeRouge, Treasurer, Lafayette, Secretary Lane Carson, Baton Rouge, Louis Michot, Lafayette, Adrian Bruneau, Jefferson, Joe D. Hill, Lake Charles, Don Sands, Lafayette, Dewey Coles, Breaux Bridge, Felix Weill, Baton Rouge, Stan Wall, West Monroe, Peyton Cole, Bossier City