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May
4
Fri
Book Club – The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History
May 4 @ 10:00 am

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to host a 6-week book club discussion group entitled The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with Dr. Olivia Pass. This program is being offered in conjunction with the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Créoles du Monde exhibit.

The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History will offer the reading public an opportunity to consider issues such as why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been navigated by writers of the Creole experience.  Texts range from the multi-generations story Cane River, by Lalita Tademy, Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana’s Free People of Color, an album of Creole thought and experience, ed. Sybil Kein, Anne Rice’s novel Feast of All Saints, the historical analysis of Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization, eds. Arnold Hirsch and Joseph Logsdon, and Catherine Carmier, Ernest Gaines’ first novel. This program is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Dr. Olivia Pass is currently an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University and Southern University as well as for Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs. She is also involved in planning the Celebration of Literature and Art, Inc. which sponsors literary and artistic events in the St. Francisville and Baton Rouge areas. Dr. Pass has a Ph.D. in Early American Literature.

The Créoles du Monde, or Creoles of the World exhibit, celebrates Creole cultures from around the world. Included in the exhibit are fanciful costumes, beautiful paintings, rare books, documents, videos and photography from south Louisiana, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please call 225- 336- 2422 Ext. 15

May
11
Fri
Book Club – The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History
May 11 @ 10:00 am

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to host a 6-week book club discussion group entitled The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with Dr. Olivia Pass. This program is being offered in conjunction with the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Créoles du Monde exhibit.

The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History will offer the reading public an opportunity to consider issues such as why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been navigated by writers of the Creole experience.  Texts range from the multi-generations story Cane River, by Lalita Tademy, Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana’s Free People of Color, an album of Creole thought and experience, ed. Sybil Kein, Anne Rice’s novel Feast of All Saints, the historical analysis of Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization, eds. Arnold Hirsch and Joseph Logsdon, and Catherine Carmier, Ernest Gaines’ first novel. This program is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Dr. Olivia Pass is currently an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University and Southern University as well as for Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs. She is also involved in planning the Celebration of Literature and Art, Inc. which sponsors literary and artistic events in the St. Francisville and Baton Rouge areas. Dr. Pass has a Ph.D. in Early American Literature.

The Créoles du Monde, or Creoles of the World exhibit, celebrates Creole cultures from around the world. Included in the exhibit are fanciful costumes, beautiful paintings, rare books, documents, videos and photography from south Louisiana, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please call 225- 336- 2422 Ext. 15

May
19
Sat
Tractors: Rural Engine-nuity
May 19 – Aug 5 all-day
Aug
18
Sat
50th Anniversary Gala
Aug 18 all-day
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
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.

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.

Nov
17
Sat
Book Club – Picturing Nam
Nov 17 @ 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.