Opening reception for Purchased Lives
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening reception for Purchased Lives with performances by musical African Drumming demonstrations and a one-woman show, “Mrs. Catherine Cornelius from Smithfield Plantation: An Ex-slave Narrative” portrayed by Judy Whitney Davis . Judy Whitney Davis is a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist Refreshments will be served following these two moving performances.

Rum Revelry – A Masquerade Gala Event
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Baton Rouge Museum pleased to announce Rum Revelry, a masquerade gala event set for the opening night of the Creole du Monde exhibit on Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m. Carnival costumes are optional but encouraged.

In the heart of carnival season, Rum Revelry will enchant revelers ages twenty-one and over with a stunning live performance by Casa Samba, New Orleans leader in Brazilian entertainment who will enamor the audience with an authentic Brazilian Carnival and folk arts experience, a tignon salon featuring head dress tying demonstrations by Dianne Honore, a cigar station featuring hand-made cigars from around the world hosted by Cigar Factory of New Orleans, and rum tastings made from Louisiana sugar cane hosted by Cane Land Distilling Company, Louisiana’s original estate distilled rum.

The crown jewel of the evening, the Creole du Monde exhibit promises to be a breathtaking display of artifacts, textiles, portraits, furnishings, and rare paintings that will focus on language, customs, agriculture, history, politics, and commerce related to Creole culture.

50th Anniversary Gala
Aug 18 all-day