This summer the West Baton Rouge Museum will host an exhibit commemorating the historical floods that have affected our area. Open June 3rd through August 27th, the exhibition, The River Rises, features images and artifacts from the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s permanent collection illustrating the history of flooding from shortly after the Civil War
“Any building should be complete, including all within itself. Instead of many things, one thing… It is the first principle of any growth that the thing grown be no mere aggregation… And integration means that no part of anything is of any great value except as it be an integrated part of the harmonious whole.”
Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 – February 17th through March 31st, 2017
A panel version of the powerful and poignant traveling exhibition “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” will be coming to the West Baton Rouge Museum on February 17 through March 31. Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Kabacoff
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 – January 28th through March 12th, 2017
The exhibition, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, opens at the West Baton Rouge Museum on January 28 and runs through March 12, 2017. This exhibit examines the relationship between two great people’s movements that resulted from the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights – November 10th, 2016 Through January 16th, 2017
“…we had averted our eyes for far too long, turning away from the ugly reality facing us as a nation. Let the world see what I’ve seen.” – Mamie Till Bradley For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, will