Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, June 3rd, 2016         
 
Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites
A new book released by Julia Rose, Director of West Baton Rouge Museum
Julia Rose, Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum has a new book that tackles the extraordinary challenges of interpreting histories of slavery, war, genocide and mass oppression. Published by Rowman and Littlefield this May 2016, the new book “Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites” opens with a foreword by Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College entitled, “What We Risk.”
Difficult histories pose significant resistances and challenges for museum workers and visitors. The new book, Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites, offers public historians, museums, and educators a much needed resource to interpret histories of slavery, war and trauma.
The new book, provides a sensitive strategy, which is based in learning theories that are clearly described. Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites is framed by education psychoanalytic theory and positions museum workers, public historians and museum visitors as learners. Through this lens, history workers and educators can develop compelling and ethical representations of historic individuals, communities and populations who have suffered.
Consignor of the Month: Kenny Greig
Mr. Kenny Greig hails from New Iberia, Louisiana.  His driftwood art is carved from sinker cypress collected from the Atchafalaya Basin and Lake Pontchartrain; driftwood that has been floating about the swamp for an unknown number of years.  No stump or tree is ever cut or damaged in this process, for the Basin is sacred to Mr. Greig.  Additionally, he takes only the driftwood in which he can see some form or feature.   His carving does not begin until the driftwood is pressure-washed and sun dried.  His goal is to do as little as possible to the wood, for the true attraction is the beauty of what nature has already done.  His fish, pelican and duck carvings emerge from what nature has already wrought of the natural cypress. 
If you’re looking for that unique gift item for the father or grandfather in your family, drop by the Museum Store and peruse the many different driftwood items on hand.  Shop for Father’s Day gifts and the recent grad in your life.  The Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Welcoming Some New Faces at the West Baton Rouge Museum!
Erin Jordan
Lauren Fontaine
We're pleased to announce that we have two new 

Erin Jordan is currently a graduate student in Anthropology at LSU. This summer, she will conduct oral histories with long-time Port Allen residents as part of a museum project to celebrate the city's upcoming centennial.

Lauren Fontaine is a third year senior at LSU working towards a double major in History and Anthropology and a minor in French. She will be helping to do research for an exhibit on Dorthea Lange which will be on display at the museum from August 27th - October 30th.
Speak Easy Soiree
July 23, 2016 from 7-9 pm
at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Put on your glad rags and join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Saturday, July 23 from 7 - 9 p.m. for a Speak Easy Soiree! The museum will be putting on the ritz with a night of live Jazz music performed by “Jan Dupre and The Gentlemen of Swing,” dancing, period cocktails, and tours of Spirited: Prohibition in America, a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition that brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone.

Spirited: Prohibition in America will be on display June 25 – August 14, 2016. It explores a tumultuous era spanning thirteen years where Americans could no longer manufacture, sell,
or transport intoxicating beverages. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between “wets” and “drys” that will forever cement Prohibition’s place in history.

Don’t miss this social event of the season. It’s sure to be the Cat’s Meow! Flapper style period dress is welcome but not required. Admission is free and open to anyone age 21 and over.
Film Screening, Great Gatsby (2013)
Sunday, June 26, 2:30 pm, Free
A film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's third novel set in the 1920's Jazz Age featuring the wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, and lavish parties on Long Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated PG 13.
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, June 3rd, 2016         
 
Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites
A new book released by Julia Rose, Director of West Baton Rouge Museum
Julia Rose, Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum has a new book that tackles the extraordinary challenges of interpreting histories of slavery, war, genocide and mass oppression. Published by Rowman and Littlefield this May 2016, the new book “Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites” opens with a foreword by Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College entitled, “What We Risk.”
Difficult histories pose significant resistances and challenges for museum workers and visitors. The new book, Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites, offers public historians, museums, and educators a much needed resource to interpret histories of slavery, war and trauma.
The new book, provides a sensitive strategy, which is based in learning theories that are clearly described. Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites is framed by education psychoanalytic theory and positions museum workers, public historians and museum visitors as learners. Through this lens, history workers and educators can develop compelling and ethical representations of historic individuals, communities and populations who have suffered.
Consignor of the Month: Kenny Greig
Mr. Kenny Greig hails from New Iberia, Louisiana.  His driftwood art is carved from sinker cypress collected from the Atchafalaya Basin and Lake Pontchartrain; driftwood that has been floating about the swamp for an unknown number of years.  No stump or tree is ever cut or damaged in this process, for the Basin is sacred to Mr. Greig.  Additionally, he takes only the driftwood in which he can see some form or feature.   His carving does not begin until the driftwood is pressure-washed and sun dried.  His goal is to do as little as possible to the wood, for the true attraction is the beauty of what nature has already done.  His fish, pelican and duck carvings emerge from what nature has already wrought of the natural cypress. 
If you’re looking for that unique gift item for the father or grandfather in your family, drop by the Museum Store and peruse the many different driftwood items on hand.  Shop for Father’s Day gifts and the recent grad in your life.  The Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Welcoming Some New Faces at the West Baton Rouge Museum!
Erin Jordan
Lauren Fontaine
We're pleased to announce that we have two new 

Erin Jordan is currently a graduate student in Anthropology at LSU. This summer, she will conduct oral histories with long-time Port Allen residents as part of a museum project to celebrate the city's upcoming centennial.

Lauren Fontaine is a third year senior at LSU working towards a double major in History and Anthropology and a minor in French. She will be helping to do research for an exhibit on Dorthea Lange which will be on display at the museum from August 27th - October 30th.
Speak Easy Soiree
July 23, 2016 from 7-9 pm
at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Put on your glad rags and join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Saturday, July 23 from 7 - 9 p.m. for a Speak Easy Soiree! The museum will be putting on the ritz with a night of live Jazz music performed by “Jan Dupre and The Gentlemen of Swing,” dancing, period cocktails, and tours of Spirited: Prohibition in America, a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition that brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone.

Spirited: Prohibition in America will be on display June 25 – August 14, 2016. It explores a tumultuous era spanning thirteen years where Americans could no longer manufacture, sell,
or transport intoxicating beverages. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between “wets” and “drys” that will forever cement Prohibition’s place in history.

Don’t miss this social event of the season. It’s sure to be the Cat’s Meow! Flapper style period dress is welcome but not required. Admission is free and open to anyone age 21 and over.
Film Screening, Great Gatsby (2013)
Sunday, June 26, 2:30 pm, Free
A film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's third novel set in the 1920's Jazz Age featuring the wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, and lavish parties on Long Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated PG 13.
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
West Baton Rouge Museum @WBRM Museum Podcast






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