Calendar

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.

Jun
3
Sat
The River Rises: Historical Floods
Jun 3 – Aug 27 all-day

This summer the West Baton Rouge Museum will host an exhibit commemorating the historical floods that have affected our area. Open June 3rd through August 27th, the exhibition, The River Rises, features images and artifacts from the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s permanent collection illustrating the history of flooding from shortly after the Civil War to the Great Flood of 1927 and the last inundation in West Baton Rouge which occurred in 1949. Collin Ritchie’s images from last year’s historic flooding will conclude the exhibit.

Life in southern Louisiana is shaped in both positive and negative ways by the rivers that surround us. The rivers bring rich alluvial soil that yields diverse crops and plays a major role in the agricultural success of our state. However, living near the rivers is a serious gamble, due to the potential for the devastation caused by seasonal floods. This summer’s exhibit, The River Rises, illustrates just how dangerous our natural providers can be.

Jun
17
Sat
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.

Sep
2
Sat
Julie Stewart Photography
Sep 2 – Nov 12 all-day
Oct
1
Sun
October TBD: Generations of Injustice: Readings
Oct 1 all-day

October Book Club/Film 4 Week Program: “Generations of Injustice: Readings.”, an LEH/NEH program featuring  a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

22nd Annual SugarFest
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
10
Fri
Over Here & Over There: Centennial of WWI
Nov 10 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day