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Dixie Gem Peach Queen Exhibit (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, 32.5341621, -92.6401627

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-24

Duration: 00:05:07

Subjects: FESTIVALS | Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society | Museum exhibits | Mural painting and decoration | Louisiana Peach Festival (Ruston, La.) | Fashion


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Emory, Margaret Anne Interviewee
  • Sivils, Linda Interviewee
  • Hoogland, Dorothea Etta Interviewee


This segment from the June 24, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Allegra Nevils Yancey’s visit to the Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society in Ruston. She interviews: Margaret Anne Emory, the museum director, about the museum’s murals and their exhibit on the gowns of the Dixie Gem Peach Queens from the Peach Festival; Dr. Linda Sivils of the Louisiana Tech School of Human Ecology on the changing fashions represented by the gowns and the upcoming Peach Festival; and Dorothea Etta Hoogland on her reign as the 1952 Dixie Gem Peach Queen. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford