Calendar

Feb
17
Fri
Purchased Lives
Feb 17 – Mar 31 all-day

Purchased Lives is a traveling exhibition from the Historic New Orleans Collection with support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. From the colonial period and into statehood, slavery was a ubiquitous element of everyday life in New Orleans and Louisiana—affecting all parts of the local community, economy, and culture. The official end of the international slave trade, marked by the signing into law of An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves on the second day of March 1807, dramatically altered the way slaves were bought and sold in the United States of America. In New Orleans, this meant an increase in sales of slaves brought to the city from the Upper South, and eventually the establishment of the city as a primary hub of the domestic slave trade.

Mar
25
Sat
Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors
Mar 25 – Jun 4 all-day

Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors, an exhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses. Every feature of the house—from the overall structure, to the interior, down to the smallest details and objects—was conceived by Wright from the beginning as a single idea. Added to this exhibition will be an addition of Louisiana Arts and Crafts: Newcomb Pottery, Ford Thomas furniture, and Sam Corso stained glass.

Mar
30
Thu
Lunchtime Lecture: Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Lecture, “Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors” with genealogist, Jari Honora. This presentation offers a brief overview of genealogical research for African Americans in the post-Civil War period. The talk is focused primarily on tracing enslaved ancestors back through generations of captivity, including methods for identifying the last-known slave owners of African Americans in the antebellum period. Mr. Honora is a graduate of Tulane University and has over a decade of experience in historical and genealogical research including research for the PBS series, ”Finding Your Roots” and the Georgetown Slavery Project.

Apr
8
Sat
West Baton Rouge Talented Student Art Show
Apr 8 – May 21 all-day
May
12
Fri
Lunchtime Lecture with Filmmaker Michael Miner
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Lecture with filmmaker Michael Miner. Miner has devoted his career entirely to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, documenting the master architect’s buildings in such films as “Sacred Spaces”, “A Child of the Sun”, and “Romanza”, which covers the California work of Mr. Wright.

Jun
3
Sat
Humans of the Water
Jun 3 – Aug 27 all-day

Humans of the Water, a photography exhibit marking the one year anniversary of the historic flood of 2016 in Baton Rouge.

Jun
17
Sat
June 17 – October 29 – Atchafalaya Water Trails
Jun 17 – Oct 29 all-day
Jun
19
Mon
“Tales from the Bayou” – Blast from the Past Summer History Camp Week One
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

Registration opens March 1st

Advanced Paid Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Jun
26
Mon
“Tales from the Bayou” – Blast from the Past Summer History Camp Week Two
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day

Registration opens March 1st

Advanced Paid Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Jul
18
Tue
2017 Annual Teachers Institute
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Atchafalaya heritage themes, Advanced registration required.