Explore Southern Louisiana History with This Exhibit on Canary Islander Migration

From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America. Currently, the museum is showcasing the C-Islander-US exhibit.

CIslanderUS: Canary Islanders in the United States, is the work of researcher Thenesoya V. Martin De la Nuez and Photographer Anibal Martel. Together, Martin De la Muez and Martel spent years researching the Canary Islander’s migration to South Louisiana. Through over one hundred interviews and an unprecedented photographic archive, their work aims to make visible a forgotten chapter of our Spanish-American history.

With an eminently interdisciplinary focus grounded in a combination of cultural and insular studies, documentary photography, and anthropology, this exhibition —just a part of the total project— shows the faces and lives of a community on the verge of disappearance. This photographic corpus showcases a body of work that informs the entangle nature of affects and objectivity, as well as the different ways to connect history and presence.

C-Islander-US will be on display until March 17, 2020. To learn more about this cultural project, visit

To have an apartment home that you adore is what we strive to give you at The Palms at Juban Lakes Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana. However, we encourage you to get out and explore the entertainment that can be found within our community!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, November 8, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Capitol Park Museum
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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