Calendar

Aug
18
Sat
Golden Anniversary: Treasures from the Collection
Aug 18 – Oct 28 all-day

In honor of the West Baton Rouge Museum’s 50th Anniversary, the West Baton Rouge Historical Association is opening the vault to display objects from our collection that document the rich cultural history of our parish. Many of these objects will be on display for the first time!

Oct
11
Thu
Annual West Baton Rouge “Veterans on Parade” 2018
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm

The parade will conclude with a ceremony and reception at the West Baton Rouge Museum. FREE.

Oct
19
Fri
Annual Halloween Event 2018
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trick or treat at historic houses, play vintage games, enjoy hauntingly good live music, and more. Come see for yourself what the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Museum have in store. FREE

Oct
20
Sat
Malaika Favorite: Washboard City
Oct 20 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day

Louisiana folk artist Malaika Favorite is known for her creative interpretations of history. In her latest series, Washboard City, scrub-boards are used as a symbol of the hard work, discipline, and determination of black women in the south.

Oct
21
Sun
Annual Ethel Claiborne Dameron Lecture Series – Malaika Favorite. 
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm

This annual lecture series honors the memory of Ethel Claiborne Dameron, founder of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association and West Baton Rouge Museum. Reception to follow. FREE

Oct
25
Thu
Clay Sculpture Workshop with West Baton Rouge artist, Mary Guarisco
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Space is limited. Advanced registration is required by calling 225-336-2422 Ext. 200. FREE.

Nov
2
Fri
Le Café Français
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm

Gather with West Baton Rouge Museum Staffers and other members of the Francophone community around the coffee pot for conversations in French, Cajun French, or Creole.  First Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

Nov
3
Sat
Picturing Nam
Nov 3 – Dec 30 all-day

This exhibit, curated by the National Archives, features some of the hundreds of thousands of photographs that military photographers stationed in Vietnam took to document American Armed Forces activities.

Book Club – Picturing Nam
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented jointly with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library to accompany the Picturing Nam exhibit, this book club will cover The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Everything We Had by Al Santoli, and Nam by Mark Baker.  Space is limited. To register and check out loan copies of the reading material, call the WBRP Library at 225-342-7920.  FREE.

Nov
10
Sat
Book Club – Picturing Nam
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented jointly with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library to accompany the Picturing Nam exhibit, this book club will cover The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Everything We Had by Al Santoli, and Nam by Mark Baker.  Space is limited. To register and check out loan copies of the reading material, call the WBRP Library at 225-342-7920.  FREE.