Calendar

Jun
19
Mon
“Tales from the Bayou” – Blast from the Past Summer History Camp Week One
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

Registration opens March 1st

Advanced Paid Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Jun
26
Mon
“Tales from the Bayou” – Blast from the Past Summer History Camp Week Two
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day

Registration opens March 1st

Advanced Paid Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Oct
27
Fri
Annual Halloween Event hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and West Baton Rouge Museum
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Halloween Event
hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and West Baton Rouge Museum
Friday, October 27th from 5:30 – 8:00pm, Free
The West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the West Baton Rouge Museum are promising tricks, treats and terribly fun activities and entertainment for Halloween revelers, young and old, on Friday evening, October 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum. Enjoy trick or treating, vintage holiday games, robotics activities, music and more! All are welcome to come in costume and are encouraged to bring goodie bags for collecting sweet treats and blankets or lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the evening’s festivities. This entire evening of events is free and open to the public.

From 5:30 – 6:55 p.m., enjoy vintage games, craft making, concerts in the courtyard featuring the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society and in front of the Arbroth Plantation Store featuring the Port Allen High School Alumni Band, a visit from LSU’s Tiger H.A.T.S. Dogs dressed in costume, a West Baton Rouge Parish Library Robot activity, and trick-or-treating at the historic houses on the museum’s six acre campus. The Halloween Celebration also recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month.  The West Baton Rouge Fire Department will be present to demonstrate “Stop, Drop and Roll” fire safety techniques and will provide families an opportunity to practice them in its smoke house trailer.

At 7:00 p.m., the fun doesn’t end! Everyone is invited to have a seat under the stars for the grand finale’ featuring a live animal performance entitled “Creepy Freaky Animals and Why They Are,” presented by Zoo Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels. The audience will have an opportunity for limited contact with some of the animals at the end of the show.

The Library and Museum have jointly sponsored annual Halloween festivities since 1993. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, visit the Library’s Facebook page, http://www.wbrpl.com/ or call the Library at (225)342-7920, Ext. 227, 224, or 231 and visit the museum’s website, www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 15.

Feb
3
Sat
Mask-Making Family Workshop
Feb 3 all-day

Families of all ages are invited to find their way to making amazing wearable masterpieces to keep after following a scavenger hunt stocked with surprise activities through the museum’s 3-D Beads: A Mardi Gras Art Celebration and Creoles du Monde exhibits. This program is free and open to the public.

Mar
25
Sun
Eggstravaganza at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Baton Rouge Parish Eggstravaganza! The West Baton Rouge Museum and the West Baton Rouge Parish Library are egg-cited to team up to host an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt. Join us on Sunday, March 25 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum.

Families will enjoy strolling the grounds and seeking out what spring time fun is in store. Afternoon festivities include games, crafts, face painting, story corner, an egg hunt, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

This program is FREE and open to the public. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please call the museum at 225- 336- 2422 Ext. 15 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call the library at 225-342-7920 or visit wbrpl.com.

Jun
18
Mon
Blast From the Past Summer Camp: How to Have Fun on the Farm – Week 1
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

We are reving up for some farm fresh fun at the West Baton Rouge Museum! A boot scootin’ good time awaits for boys and girls ages 6-12 at our twenty-third annual summer history camp program. Museum staff, visiting artists and other special guests will teach campers about work, play and farm family traditions. Activities include playing vintage games, making crafts to keep, and performing old fashioned chores. Campers will examine artifacts to learn how the inventive spirit of farmers led to great innovations that made work easier. The problem solving skills of early American farmers led the way to the comforts of modern technology that we enjoy today. Ever wonder how we came from carriages to cars, plows to tractors, and washboards to washing machines? Who is Leonard Julian and John Deere? When it comes to tractors, do you prefer Big Red or Green? Find out as we till up the past to learn how these seeds of change came about to make work easier and make more time for fun! That is, of course after campers tinker around to try to solve a few farm challenges on their own! The week wraps up with an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. Space is limited! Advanced, paid registration required. Sorry, No Refunds. Bring a Bag Lunch! Snacks and drinks provided daily.

Registration for Summer Camp is full, however, we are still taking reservations for the waiting list.
Jun
25
Mon
Blast From the Past Summer Camp: How to Have Fun on the Farm – Week 2
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm

We are revving up for some farm fresh fun at the West Baton Rouge Museum! A boot scootin’ good time awaits for boys and girls ages 6-12 at our twenty-third annual summer history camp program. Museum staff, visiting artists and other special guests will teach campers about work, play and farm family traditions. Activities include playing vintage games, making crafts to keep, and performing old fashioned chores. Campers will examine artifacts to learn how the inventive spirit of farmers led to great innovations that made work easier. The problem solving skills of early American farmers led the way to the comforts of modern technology that we enjoy today. Ever wonder how we came from carriages to cars, plows to tractors, and washboards to washing machines? Who is Leonard Julian and John Deere? When it comes to tractors, do you prefer Big Red or Green? Find out as we till up the past to learn how these seeds of change came about to make work easier and make more time for fun! That is, of course after campers tinker around to try to solve a few farm challenges on their own! The week wraps up with an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. Space is limited! Advanced, paid registration required. Sorry, No Refunds. Bring a Bag Lunch! Snacks and drinks provided daily.

Registration for Summer Camp is full, however, we are still taking reservations for the waiting list.
Dec
2
Sun
Holiday Open House 2018
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm