Grandmother Marguerite’s Trunk

Grandmother Marguerite’s Trunk is an outreach program that brings Louisiana history to you with a 1-hour interactive program. A museum representative, dressed in accurate period costume, brings a trunk filled with artifacts from the 19th century to your classroom, community center, or retirement home to present one of the four following themes: An 1880’s Farm Family, Daily Life in the Civil War, A New Dress: 1800’s Clothing, or Nineteenth Century Pastimes. This program was inspired by the late Marguerite Genre, one of the founders of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association and West Baton Rouge Museum. She envisioned a traveling educational program utilizing artifacts to recall and commemorate rural family life in south Louisiana. Grandmother Marguerite’s Trunk was developed by the educators at the West Baton Rouge Museum as a curriculum relevant program intended to enhance learning through hands-on activities. The program has reached over 30,000 learners to-date!

Schedule a visit from Grandmother Marguerite’s Trunk by calling the West Baton Rouge Museum at (225) 336-2422 ext.17. A program fee of $40, payable by cash or check made out to the West Baton Rouge Museum is required for bookings outside West Baton Rouge Parish. The program is free to groups and schools within West Baton Rouge Parish. Presentations are designed for 30 or fewer students. (Additional fee assessed for student groups of more than 30). Adult groups may be larger than 30.