POSTED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:04am
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — People in the Capitol City came out to the State Archives Sunday to celebrate a Mardi Gras tradition over 60 years in the making.
It started in 1944 as a way to help the displaced Louisianians living in Washington D.C. enjoy their Mardi Gras.
From there, Former Senator Russell Long took the idea and ran with it.
Now in 2012, the Krewe of Lousianians has seen three former Presidents participate as officers in their Mardi Gras festivities since it began.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler was at the State Archives today to remind people of how American Mardi Gras really is.
"Mardi gras, and the tradition of throwing beads, and the king cake, which is being transported all over the country now, it's becoming a big thing. I ship king cakes to my now grandkids in Pennsylvania," said Secretary of State, Tom Schedler.
The Secretary of State went onto say the Exhibit is free, and it will be open until April 14.