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Apr
6
Fri
Juke Joint Grand Opening & Volunteer Appreciation Party
Apr 6 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum is reclaiming its blues history with the grand opening of the WBRM Juke Joint. A Friday Night Fish Fry is planned for the grand opening  with a special musical tribute to our very own blues legend, Slim Harpo who is from Mulatto Bend.

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.
Aug
18
Sat
50th Anniversary Gala
Aug 18 all-day
Sep
23
Sun
Lazy Lester’s Home Going
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
30
Sun
“Baton Rouge Blues on the ‘Gold Coast'” – Country Roads Supper Club
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us Sunday, September 30th for a Baton Rouge Blues on the Gold Coast Supper Club at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

We’re playing your song with a blues-themed event taking place at a juke joint on the beautiful grounds of Port Allen’s West Baton Rouge Museum. Chef David Crews – creator of Cleveland, Mississippi’s nationally recognized Delta Supper Club will be at the stove, while local blues duo Smokehouse Porter and Ms. Mamie play classic Baton Rouge blues at the historic juke joint located on the grounds during cocktail hour.

On the grounds of the museum stands a Juke Joint that illustrates the major role West Baton Rouge Parish played in the evolution of the “Baton Rouge Blues. In the first half of the 20th century, Port Allen and surrounding communities were home to many juke joints. Popular hotspots on the westbank attracted a steady flow of patrons from both sides of the Mississippi River-people looking for a good time in establishments that stayed open all night. In the 1950s and ‘60s, less-restrictive liquor laws and the many juke joints that flourished on the westbank, created fertile ground for live music by the likes of Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy, Lazy Lester and Ernie K-Doe; and earned the stretch of Highway 190 from the river to LA 415 the nickname “The Gold Coast.”

EAT WELL. RAISE A GLASS. MAKE NEW FRIENDS.

For any questions, please contact Country Roads event coordinator, Sadler Ward, [email protected].

** No refunds will be issued within seven days of event date.

* Country Roads Supper Club events are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we make every effort to ensure that guests are comfortably accommodated. In the event that a Supper Club event coincides with weather severe enough to trigger a National Weather Service watch or warning within a twenty-five-mile radius of the supper site, the event will be rescheduled or canceled.

* If weather forces an event postponement, every effort will be made to reschedule within a reasonable time frame. Existing tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If circumstances require a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.

Oct
19
Fri
Annual Halloween Event 2018
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trick or treat at historic houses, play vintage games, enjoy hauntingly good live music, and more. Come see for yourself what the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Museum have in store. FREE

Nov
2
Fri
Le Café Français
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm

Gather with West Baton Rouge Museum Staffers and other members of the Francophone community around the coffee pot for conversations in French, Cajun French, or Creole.  First Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

Dec
2
Sun
Holiday Open House 2018
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
7
Fri
Le Café Français
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

Gather with West Baton Rouge Museum Staffers and other members of the Francophone community around the coffee pot for conversations in French, Cajun French, or Creole.  First Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.