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Westbatonrougemuseum.com 29b6dbcf-57c4-4c6a-be69-f7343921d5bb.png Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Saturday Morning Discussions - World War I and America
Saturday, November 4th, 11th, 18th and December 2nd, 9th, and 16th
10:00 - 11:30 am, Free, Advanced Registration Requested
Spend Saturday mornings at the West Baton Rouge Museum in thoughtful conversation commemorating the centennial of World War I and exploring its resonances today. On Saturday, November 4, 11, and 18 and December 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., veterans, their families, and the general public are invited to join historians Dr. Paul Paskoff and Dr. Karl Roider for a reading discussion group on World War I and America. 
The featured book for this reading discussion program is World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It by A. Scott Berg. The book will be available via download as a project reader at http://ww1america.org/book.php.
World War I and America Reading Discussion Program is designed to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand.  Three of the six meetings will include panel discussions with special guests accompanying the moderators. They include local genealogist and retired educator, Kenneth Washington who will share the story of his grandfather, John B. Cade, an African American soldier who saw combat during World War I and who authored Twenty Two Months with Uncle Sam, representation from the Women Veterans of Louisiana who will discuss the role of "Rosie's Mom" and how women of the World War I era paved the way for their service today, and Colonel David Couvillon, USMCR (Retired) will discuss the experience of war. 
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
This program is FREE and open to the public. However, advanced reservations are requested.  To sign up, please call 225-336-2422 Ext. 15.  
Veterans Parade Reception 
Sunday, November 5th at 1:30 pm, Free
On Sunday, November 5th at 1:30 p.m., the annual West Baton Rouge “Veterans on Parade” will roll. The parade will conclude in front of the West Baton Rouge Museum where a Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony will take place honoring all veterans and the grand marshals of the parade. Immediately following the ceremony, the West Baton Rouge Museum will be open free of charge for veterans, their families, parade goers, and the general public. 
Inside the museum, visitors will be able to tour the exhibit, “Over Here, Over There” commemorating the centennial of World War I. Visitors will also be able to enjoy World War I period “war fare” refreshments, and entertainment. There will also be patriotic crafts for children. 
This program is designed to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to show our appreciation for their service and the sacrifices they make to protect our freedom and keep our nation safe. 
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
This program is FREE and open to the public. 
Enrichment Monday at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Monday, November 20th at 9:30 am
The West Baton Rouge Museum is offering monthly training on various topics on “Enrichment Mondays” the 3rd Monday of each month.  Current volunteers, staffers, and community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend.  Each month will feature a different topic that highlights a particular skill or activity the museum wishes to explore. The topic for this month is Angela Gregory.
Sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Interested participants should contact Gwenn LaViolette, Museum Educator, for more details at 225.336.2422 ext. 16 or email gwenn.laviolette@gmail.com.  There is no fee for participation.
Lunchtime Lecture - WWI and West Baton Rouge Soldiers
Wednesday, November 29th at Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to welcome genealogist, West Baton Rouge Historical Association board member, and retired educator, Ellis Gauthier to speak as part of the museum’s Lunch Time Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 29 at Noon.
Mr. Gauthier will present historical information on West Baton Rouge Soldiers in World War I. His presentation is being offered in conjunction with the commemoration of World War I and with the national traveling exhibits, “Over Here” and “Over There” on loan from the National Archives.
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Admission for this program is FREE. Audience members are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Annual Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3rd from 2-5 pm, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 3 from 2 – 5 p.m. complete with live performances, refreshments, ornament making, and more.
In addition to being open for tours, the museum will welcome guests with warm cider and gingerbread in celebration of the season. Visitors will also enjoy local choirs singing holiday music and special entertainment provided by Manship Theatre which sponsored in part by Union Pacific Railroad. The museum, decorated for the season, makes the perfect backdrop for a visit from Papa Noel (and a perfect holiday photo op!) Children will enjoy making holiday crafts, storytelling, and everyone’s favorite campus wide “Find the Elves” scavenger hunt!
This event is free and open to the public. 
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be closed Friday, November 10th for Veterans Day and Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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