Ashley Franklin was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained her Master’s degree in Anthropology from Louisiana State University after completing her thesis research at the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History. She currently works as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of State Museum at the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum and E.D. White Historic Site.
Previous work experience includes Educator and Gallery Guide at Louisiana’s Art and Science Museum. Personal Assistant for Louisiana’s Southeast Regional Archaeologist, Project Developer for Louisiana’s Division of Archaeology, and Social Science professor at Baton Rouge Community College. She has always had a profound interest and passion for Louisiana culture and history.
Joey David was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana In 2015, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University with a major in history and a minor in political science. Joey then earned his master’s degree from the University of Louisiana- Lafayette in Public history with a focus on Louisiana from 1812-1865.
Joey is currently employed as a curator for the Office of State Museum at the Capitol Park Museum. At Capitol Park Museum, Joey oversees exhibitions and also museum education. Joey has always had a deep love for Louisiana’s history, people, and culture.
Ashley and Joey will speak at the 2019 Fall Meeting on Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.
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