Calendar

Apr
18
Wed
Lunchtime Lecture and Book Signing – Southern University Law Center
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm

Authors Dr. Rachel L. Emanuel and Carla Ball will present the rich and colorful history of Southern University Law Center through selected images from their newly published book that portray legal education amid the continuing struggle for justice, inclusion, and equality.  Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. FREE

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.
Sep
20
Thu
Lunchtime Lecture – The Move and Restoration of the Historic c. 1830 Aillet House
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased host local architectural historian and specialist in historic house restoration, Sid Gray on Thursday, September 20 at Noon as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series. Mr. Gray will discuss “The Move and Restoration of the Historic c. 1830 Aillet House.”

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Aillet House is an example of a small Creole plantation home which was once home to the 19th and 20th century Jean Dorville Landry and Anatole Aillet families respectively. Sid Gray who served as the historic building consultant for the project will discuss the move of the Creole cottage from its original location along the River Road facing the Mississippi River near Brusly, Louisiana to where it presently sits on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum. He will also discuss how the house was restored under his care.

This program is being offered as part of the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Golden Anniversary: Treasures from the Collection exhibit. Donated by the Dow Chemical Company, the Aillet House has been on the museum grounds since 1990.

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

 

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
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
2
Sun
Holiday Open House 2018
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm