BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) –– With many people off of work and most places closed for the Labor Day holiday, the USS Kidd is a great option to get out and learn something new.

The Museum is rolling out a new traveling exhibit called “Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity.” Executive Director Rosehn Gipe explains, “it’s all about military mascots, pets, that military had in their units, on their ships, in various capacities. The pets provided a kind of sense of comfort and an empathetic ear to listen to your problems that maybe you couldn’t tell to a shipmate or one of your comrades in arms.”

USS KIDD Veterans Museum is open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Labor Day. For more information, visit their website here.