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Jun
17
Mon
Blast from the Past: Summer History Camp @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.

Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.

Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jun
23
Sun
Cajun Jam Session- Rescheduled @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Because Father’s Day falls on the 3rd Sunday in June, the Cajun Jam Session has been rescheduled for the following Sunday, June 23 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Come out and enjoy the music and feel free to join in!

The Jam Session will be held in the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Brick Gallery. We will get back to our regularly scheduled 3rd Sundays in July. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Jun
24
Mon
Blast from the Past: Summer History Camp @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.

Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.

Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jun
28
Fri
Blast from the Past: Summer History Camp @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 28 – Jul 2 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.

Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.

Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jul
13
Sat
Sipinning Tales with Juliette Gordon Lowe @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Baton Rouge Museum will host a family workshop on Saturday, July 13 from
10 AM – Noon which includes an interactive museum theater presentation, “Spinning Tales with Juliette
Gordon Low.” This performance is a portrayal of the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Come hear
about her adventurous life and amazing accomplishments in a first person presentation which will be
followed by spinning, weaving and blacksmithing demonstrations and a hands-on activity.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge
exhibit which tells the stories of the boys who learned valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in
the Boy Scout troops of West Baton Rouge. The exhibit will also explore the contributions of local Girl
Scouts and the programs that they participated in. The museum will offer interactive programs in
conjunction with the exhibit throughout the summer.

Sign up for this fun family event suitable for Scouters and the general public by calling (225)336-2422
Ext. 200. This program is free and open to the public. Scouts from all communities are encouraged to
participate. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For
more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com .

Jul
21
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are interested in traditional Cajun and French music, put the 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm on your calendar! The West Baton Rouge Museum will be hosting Cajun Jam Sessions sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. Each month, a different artist will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So- get out your instrument and join in!

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the new, permanent host for this musical event. A space will be set up in the Brick Gallery for musicians, spectators, and even dancers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. It is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested to check it out!

****Please note that because of Father’s Day, the June Jam Session will be moved to the next week, June 23.

 

 

 

Jul
28
Sun
Acadian Day @ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce that it will be helping sponsor the 2nd Annual WBR Acadian Heritage Celebration scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2019. The Event will be held at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center located at 402 South Kirkland Dr. In Brusly from 2:00-6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along old photos of their ancestors. The LeJune Family is this year’s featured family. There will be music, dancing, door prizes, and free jambalaya. All Acadian descendants will find something of interest.

For more information, please contact Gwenn Laviolette, Director of Education, at (225)-336-2422 x201.

Aug
16
Fri
Scouting Movie Double Feature @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a scouting themed double feature on Friday, August 16, from 6:00-10:00pm. The evening will include screenings of Troop Beverly Hills and Down and Derby with movie style refreshments and a hands-on activity at intermission.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge exhibit, which tells the stories of the boys who learned valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in the Boy Scout troops of West Baton Rouge. The exhibit will also explore the contribution of local Girl Scouts and the programs they participated in. The museum will offer interactive programs in conjunction with the exhibit throughout the summer.

Sign up for this fun family event suitable for Scouters and the general public by calling (225)-336-2422 x200. This program is free and open to the public. Scouts from all communities are encouraged to participate. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.

Aug
18
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are interested in traditional Cajun and French music, put the 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm on your calendar! The West Baton Rouge Museum will be hosting Cajun Jam Sessions sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. Each month, a different artist will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So- get out your instrument and join in!

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the new, permanent host for this musical event. A space will be set up in the Brick Gallery for musicians, spectators, and even dancers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. It is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested to check it out!

****Please note that because of Father’s Day, the June Jam Session will be moved to the next week, June 23.

 

 

 

Sep
15
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are interested in traditional Cajun and French music, put the 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm on your calendar! The West Baton Rouge Museum will be hosting Cajun Jam Sessions sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. Each month, a different artist will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So- get out your instrument and join in!

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the new, permanent host for this musical event. A space will be set up in the Brick Gallery for musicians, spectators, and even dancers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. It is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested to check it out!

****Please note that because of Father’s Day, the June Jam Session will be moved to the next week, June 23.