Calendar

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

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.

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.

Nov
29
Thu
Lunchtime Lecture – with Fernando O. Rivera, Jr, CEO/Director, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series, we will host Fernando O. Rivera, Jr, CEO/Director, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System on Thursday, November 29 at Noon.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Picturing Nam, a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Archives. Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines, or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict—photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Un-sanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

Dec
7
Fri
Le Café Français
Dec 7 @ 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.