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Jun
24
Mon
Blast from the Past: Summer History Camp @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.

Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.

Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jun
28
Fri
Blast from the Past: Summer History Camp @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jun 28 – Jul 2 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.

Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.

Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.

Jul
20
Sat
Sipinning Tales with Juliette Gordon Lowe @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Baton Rouge Museum will host a family workshop on Saturday, July 13 from
10 AM – Noon which includes an interactive museum theater presentation, “Spinning Tales with Juliette
Gordon Low.” This performance is a portrayal of the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Come hear
about her adventurous life and amazing accomplishments in a first person presentation which will be
followed by spinning, weaving and blacksmithing demonstrations and a hands-on activity.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge
exhibit which tells the stories of the boys who learned valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in
the Boy Scout troops of West Baton Rouge. The exhibit will also explore the contributions of local Girl
Scouts and the programs that they participated in. The museum will offer interactive programs in
conjunction with the exhibit throughout the summer.

Sign up for this fun family event suitable for Scouters and the general public by calling (225)336-2422
Ext. 200. This program is free and open to the public. Scouts from all communities are encouraged to
participate. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For
more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com .

Jul
21
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are interested in traditional Cajun and French music, put the 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm on your calendar! The West Baton Rouge Museum will be hosting Cajun Jam Sessions sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. Each month, a different artist will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So- get out your instrument and join in!

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the new, permanent host for this musical event. A space will be set up in the Brick Gallery for musicians, spectators, and even dancers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. It is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested to check it out!

****Please note that because of Father’s Day, the June Jam Session will be moved to the next week, June 23.

 

 

 

Jul
28
Sun
Acadian Day @ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce that it will be helping sponsor the 2nd Annual WBR Acadian Heritage Celebration scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2019. The Event will be held at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center located at 402 South Kirkland Dr. In Brusly from 2:00-6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along old photos of their ancestors. The LeJune Family is this year’s featured family. There will be music, dancing, door prizes, and free jambalaya. All Acadian descendants will find something of interest.

For more information, please contact Gwenn Laviolette, Director of Education, at (225)-336-2422 x201.

Aug
9
Fri
Back To School Teacher Party @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all teachers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting a back-to-school teacher party for our hardworking educators. The party will be in the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Brick Gallery on Friday, August 9th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Come on out and enjoy live music, food, and libations- free of charge!

 

Aug
11
Sun
Old Time Country Open Jam @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the West Baton Rouge Museum as we celebrate country music with our Old Time Country Open Jam. Anyone with an acoustic instrument is welcome to join, and music lovers are welcome to sit back, relax, and enjoy! Every 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm we will be playing and listening to old time country, bluegrass, Cajun, and folk tunes. The event is free and open to the public.

Aug
16
Fri
Scouting Movie Double Feature @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a scouting themed double feature on Friday, August 16, from 6:00-10:00pm. The evening will include screenings of Troop Beverly Hills and Down and Derby with movie style refreshments and a hands-on activity at intermission.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge exhibit, which tells the stories of the boys who learned valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in the Boy Scout troops of West Baton Rouge. The exhibit will also explore the contribution of local Girl Scouts and the programs they participated in. The museum will offer interactive programs in conjunction with the exhibit throughout the summer.

Sign up for this fun family event suitable for Scouters and the general public by calling (225)-336-2422 x200. This program is free and open to the public. Scouts from all communities are encouraged to participate. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.

Aug
17
Sat
Juke Joint Men: And Exhibition at the West Baton Rouge Museum @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 29 @ 5:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition and publication
entitled Juke Joint Men. The exhibit, which will open on August 17 and run through December 29, 2019,
features the collages of local bluesmen by J K Lawson and the musically inspired metal sculptures of Port
Allen native Ronald Trahan.

John K Lawson is a native of Birmingham, England who now resides in south Louisiana. Known for his
colorful collages and other mixed media art, Lawson has been featured in Country Roads Magazine and
his work commissioned by numerous festivals across the state. After attending an event at the
museum’s juke joint, John agreed to do a book highlighting local Blues legends with the West Baton
Rouge Museum. The result is a series of collages and biographies of Blues musicians from the Westside
of the river.

Ronald Trahan is a nationally known sculptor who is on the Artist Roster of the Arts Council of Greater
Baton Rouge. He sculpts in bronze using a welding process to create figures inspired by childhood visits
to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. His jazz musician and second line dance sculptures have been highly
sought after at the New Orleans Jazz Fest for decades.

The 12’ x12’ hard cover publication, Juke Joint Men, will be available at the West Baton Rouge Museum
gift shop and select retailers beginning in August. The authors will be on hand for a book signing at the
museum in conjunction with a Cultural District Announcement Party on August 29th from 5PM – 8PM.
For more information call (225) 336-2422 x 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. The West
Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.

Aug
18
Sun
Cajun French Music Association- Jam Session @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are interested in traditional Cajun and French music, put the 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm on your calendar! The West Baton Rouge Museum will be hosting Cajun Jam Sessions sponsored by the Baton Rouge CFMA Chapter. Each month, a different artist will lead a group of interested musicians from throughout the area. So- get out your instrument and join in!

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the new, permanent host for this musical event. A space will be set up in the Brick Gallery for musicians, spectators, and even dancers! The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. It is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested to check it out!

****Please note that because of Father’s Day, the June Jam Session will be moved to the next week, June 23.