Mission

       The Young-Sanders Center is committed to a historically accurate examination of the antebellum period, the War Between the States, and the reconstruction era in all parts of Louisiana with emphasis on military campaigns and battles, the daily life of soldiers and civilians, and the political, social, and economic impact of the Federal invasion and occupation on the people of Louisiana.

       The Center presents seminars, presentation, publications, lectures, and considerable information to the general public here at our facilities and on our web site. Our library has special collections and additional primary and secondary materials. Our facilities are used by scholars, authors, and amateur researchers. A large meeting hall offers space for symposia, workshops, and other presentations