Copy Friday, August 4th, 2017
Lunchtime Lecture - 
"Mississippi River and its Tributaries: Managing the Mighty Mississippi"
August 10th at Noon, Free
Ricky Boyett, Chief of Public Affairs with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, examines the Corps approach to river flood management that is unique to South Louisiana. 
This lecture is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Acadian Culture Day Bus Trip Set for Sunday, August 13
The West Baton Rouge Museum is offering a day trip in conjunction with its current "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" exhibit. Celebrate the region's Cajun culture, history, music, and cuisine with a charter bus excursion departing from West Baton Rouge Museum on Sunday morning, August 13 and returning by sunset. Enjoy lunch at the famed Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson followed by a visit to Vermilionville's Historic Village in Lafayette for the annual Acadian Culture Day celebration featuring live music, cooking and historic craft demonstrations, and optional boat tours. On the return trip back to West Baton Rouge Museum, allons danser! We will make a stop at the legendary Whiskey River Landing Live Cajun & Zydeco Music Dance Hall known as "The place to be on a Sunday afternoon!" in Henderson to kick up our heels before we head home! (Must be 21+ to enter.)
Participants will meet at West Baton Rouge Museum at 9 a.m. for check in and a tour of the "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" exhibit.
The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. and return to the West Baton Rouge Museum by 7 p.m.
The cost of the trip is $75. Space is limited and advanced, paid registration is required. Reservations can be made in person by visiting the West Baton Rouge Museum or mailing in contact information along with cash or check payment made out to West Baton Rouge Museum.
For more information, please call West Baton Rouge Museum at 225-336-2422 Ext.15 or visit

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Lunchtime Lecture and Film Screening
“King Crawfish”
Friday, August 18th at Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime lecture and film screening,” King Crawfish”, by filmmaker Conni Castille of University of Louisiana at Lafayette Friday, August 18, 2017.

“The rise of the humble mudbug from poor-man food to haute cuisine was always a curious thing to me,” explains folklorist, Conni Castille, the film’s writer and director.  In King Crawfish the Cajun spirit gets poured out on a communal table, even as the wild harvest is diminishing. At the Crawfish festival, everything Cajuns value takes to the stage – their language, their music, their food, their dance, and their crawfish. Thousands of pounds of crawfish get served up at the festival, much of it coming from their natural habitat, the Atchafalaya Basin. But, as the film traces the crustacean from festival to Basin, it finds fishermen fighting to retain their way of life in one small fishing community.
Lunchtime Lecture
“The Menacing Mississippi: A Review of Floods in West Baton Rouge Parish” 
August 25th at Noon, Free 
Historian Brian Costello shares images illustrating the inundation of West Baton Rouge Parish and adjacent parishes wrought by the Mississippi River levee failures between 1780 and 1949.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
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