Calendar

May
19
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!

 

May
22
Wed
Lunchtime Lecture with Bryan Wagner @ West Baton Rouge Museum
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for a Lunchtime Lecture and book signing with Bryan Wagner, author of The Life and Legend of Bras Coupé: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz and Died for Love. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. FREE EVENT

Jun
8
Sat
Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge, an exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 8 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled
Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge, which will open on June 8th and run
through August 18, 2019. This exhibition tells the stories of the boys and girls who learned
valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in their local troops.

The Boy Scouts of America incorporated on February 8, 1910, inspired by the British Scout
Association founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell who began the association to teach boys life
skills based on his military training. Girl Scouting in the United States began on March 12, 1912,
when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah,
Georgia.

Scouting has a long history in West Baton Rouge Parish; Boy Scout Troop 38 received its charter in 1932 and the first Girl Scout troop was organized in 1933. Artifacts from Port Allen’s old Scout Hut will be on display along with items loaned by local Scouters, including uniforms,
photographs, and scrapbooks. In conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing, a
portion of the exhibit will focus on the special badges that can be earned by Scouts related to
Space Flight, Aeronautics, and Engineering.

The exhibit will kick off with a Scouting Reunion Celebration on June 8 th from 6:00 to 8:00
PM. Join us for a night of Scout themed entertainment, refreshments, and reminiscing with your fellow troop members. Visitors are welcome to bring an item from their Scouting days to “show and tell” with fellow guests!

For more information call (225) 336-2422 x 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.

Scouting Reunion Celebration at the West Baton Rouge Museum @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all current and former Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts age 5 – 105 and the general public!
The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a Scout reunion and exhibit-opening reception for Prepared for Life on Saturday, June 8, 219 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Come gather around the campfire on the museum grounds for an evening of Scout themed entertainment and refreshments, reminiscing, exhibit tours, and S’more! The public is welcome to bring memorabilia for “show and tell.” Join us as we celebrate the tradition of Scouting and the legacy, lessons, and treasured memories that Scouting has to offer.

The Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge exhibit tells the stories of the boys who learned valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in the Boy Scout troops of WBR. 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.

This program is free and open to the public and suitable for all ages. Scouts from all communities are encouraged to participate. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside the museum. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jun
15
Sat
Tricks of the Trade Family Workshop @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a family workshop on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 AM- Noon on Tricks of the Trade. Come for an introduction to blacksmithing, woodworking and metalworking where participants will see demonstrations at the forge inside the West Baton Rouge Museum’s blacksmith shop, learn how to use antique hand tools, and participate in hands-on activities.

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 .

Jun
16
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!

 

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

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!

 

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

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!

 

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

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!

 

Oct
20
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Put Sunday, May 19th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on your calendar. That’s the next Cajun Jam Session sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. CFMA Hall of Fame accordionist Sheryl Cormier along with a special fiddle player, will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So – get out your instrument and join us! It’s all at a new location: the West Baton Rouge Museum Gallery (the indoor space with the brick floors). The address is 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. It’s all free and dancers are encouraged to attend too. See you Sunday the 19th on the West Side!