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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

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.

 

 

 

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
20
Sat
Sipinning Tales with Juliette Gordon Lowe @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jul 20 @ 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 .