Calendar

Mar
25
Sat
Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Competition
Mar 25 all-day

National History Day Competition- The West Baton Rouge Museum will welcome judges, volunteers, teachers and middle and high school students from a twelve parish region to compete individually and in groups with projects including research papers, performances, websites, exhibits, and documentaries.  The theme for this year’s contest is “Taking A Stand in History.”

Jul
18
Tue
2017 Annual Teachers Institute
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Atchafalaya heritage themes, Advanced registration required.

Aug
18
Fri
Lunchtime Lecture and Film Screening –  “King Crawfish”
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime lecture and film screening,” King Crawfish”, by filmmaker Conni Castille of University of Louisiana at Lafayette Friday, August 18th at noon.
“The rise of the humble mudbug from poor-man food to haute cuisine was always a curious thing to me,” explains folklorist, Conni Castille, the film’s writer and director.  In King Crawfish the Cajun spirit gets poured out on a communal table, even as the wild harvest is diminishing. At the Crawfish festival, everything Cajuns value takes to the stage – their language, their music, their food, their dance, and their crawfish. Thousands of pounds of crawfish get served up at the festival, much of it coming from their natural habitat, the Atchafalaya Basin. But, as the film traces the crustacean from festival to Basin, it finds fishermen fighting to retain their way of life in one small fishing community.
This event is free and open to the public
Oct
11
Wed
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
17
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
24
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
31
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Feb
8
Thu
Manship Theatre Screening of Black Orpheus
Feb 8 all-day

This 1959 film made in Brazil is an adaptation of the Greek legend of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. For ticket information, visit http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

Mar
3
Sat
Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Contest
Mar 3 all-day

 Student and judges’ registration is now open at www.louisianahistoryday.org for this competition that will be held at West Baton Rouge Museum. Finalists will move on to state at the National WWII Museum in April and potentially to Nationals in D.C. this summer!

Jul
16
Mon
Teachers Institute 2018 – Rural Engineuity: Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum will open registration for the 2018 Teachers’ Institute on Monday, March 26, 2018. The two-day summer professional development series is designed for in-service K-12 teachers across all subject areas. This summer will be the twelfth year the museum is offering this professional development program. Participants will produce a theme-based lesson with the help of museum staff and special guests for use in their classrooms. They will also receive classroom resource materials, a certificate of participation, and a $100 stipend upon completion of all
institute activities and assignments. Daily lunches are provided. The Teachers’ Institute is limited to 25 participants. Availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration forms may be downloaded from by clicking this link or picked up at the museum. Completed forms may be faxed to (225) 336-2448 or emailed to Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette, at
[email protected]. For more information, please call Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette at (225) 336-2422 x16.

Click Here to Download a Registration Form