Copy Friday, September 5th, 2014

Plight of Horses in World War I
September 12th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The West Baton Rouge Museum will present a talk by Amy Cangelosi, DVM and farrier Cindy Meeker entitled, “Plight of Horses in World War I” on Friday, September 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. According to an inscription at the Horse Park in Kentucky, "History was written on the back of a horse." The program will explore how and why horses on two continents were conscripted into serving in the war and how the horses were used. Learn how these beloved animals faced extinction during the War to End All Wars. The talk is free and open to the general public.


Welcome Jenna Steward!
Jenna Steward is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Baton Rouge High in 2004, she completed a BA and MA in History at Louisiana Tech University. She is currently finishing a masters degree in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University and will be interning at West Baton Rouge Museum for the fall semester. Her focus this fall will be on researching the history Cohn High School.
Thank you to Union Pacific Railroad for the generous donation of $2,000 to purchase laptops for the museum's education programs.

Firearms Show-and-Tell
September 7, Sunday from 3 to 4pm, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum will present a WWI Firearms Show-and-Tell. Curator Dr. Angelique Bergeron will give a gallery tour of the exhibit “100 Years after the War to End All Wars.” Then Special Forces Mechanic Brian Harp will engage family audiences in learning about the remarkable weapons and tools on display including the story of a rare WWI ChauChat standard machine rifle.

The Sugar Mill Sessions
September 6th through November 9th, 2014
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents a new exhibition entitled The Sugar Mill Sessions featuring the photography of Louisiana native David Armentor.  The exhibit, which runs from September 6 through November 9, 2014, features three groupings of photographs focused on sugar production in southwest Louisiana.  It attempts to give a localized, contemporary view of the industry by documenting harvest seasons of the sugar mills. Shooting mostly at night during the harvesting season months of September through January, gave Armentor a more expressive way to capture the industry. “The Sugar Mill Sessions" is an ongoing body of work which has continued to evolve. Historically great artists have explored this complex industry that is ingrained in the Southern culture as it has a continual ability to serve as an umbrella for flavorful artistic expression, critique and research.

Patriots, Protestors, and Producers: Women's Lives During the WWI Era
September 24th at Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents a lunchtime lecture on September 24th at noon entitled "Patriots, Protestors, and Producers: Women’s Lives during the WWI Era." The lecture will be presented by historian Dr. Catherine Jacquet, an assistant professor of history and women's and gender studies at LSU. In the lecture, Dr. Jacquet will discuss the significant roles women played on the home front and in the field during WWI era. This lecture is in affiliation with Women’s Week of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The lecture is free and open to the general public.

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