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Date:
January 2, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
This exhibit can be viewed during regular museum hours
Location:
West Baton Rouge Museum
Address:
854 N. Jefferson Ave.
Port Allen, LA 70767
Contact:
2253362422
Cost:
$4.00 for adults $2.00 for seniors, military, students, and AAA No charge to parish residents
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Queen Zulu: Rose Roche of Port Allen

Saturday, January 2, 2021

This exhibit will be on view in the West Baton Rouge Museum Brick Gallery through February 28.

Rose A. Lee Roche made history in 1996 when she became the first queen not from New Orleans to preside over the famous Mardi Gras krewe known as the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. This exhibit features costume, photographs, memorabilia, vintage coconuts, throws, and posters. For the first time, eleven sketches by the legendary Mardi Gras costume designer, Anthony Colombo, and his wife, Shirley, for various Zulu Queens will be on display. Visitors will learn about the unique experience of being Queen Zulu and the history behind one of America's largest and most popular carnival krewes, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Roche is a West Baton Rouge native and graduate of Cohn High School. She later attended Southern University and worked there for many years before becoming Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Port Allen.