Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, March 4th, 2016
Family Movie Day: Remember the Titans
Sunday, March 6th at 2:30pm, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for a matinee movie, Remember the Titans on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. This unforgettable family film is rated PG. The film run time is 114 minutes.
Set in the year 1971, Remember the Titans centers on the football team of the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia where the coaching staff, the players, and the community encounter strife as they work toward racial harmony and victory. This story is a celebration of how a town comes together to overcome their differences in a changing world. 
This program is free and open to the public.
Plessy and Ferguson Foundation to Present a Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday, March 9th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for a lunchtime lecture on Thursday, March 9 at Noon presented by the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation. This lecture will include descendants  Phoebe Ferguson, Executive Director of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation and Keith Plessy, President of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation who will discuss the famed court case, how they met, and why the case is and the foundation is relevant today.
 
The primary mission of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation is to teach the history of the historic 1892 Plessy v. Ferguson case which helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement and why it is still relevant today. The foundation develops public programs that bring discussion, debate and understanding on the subject of civil rights to communities that may have little access to such programs. These programs often include presenters such as teachers, activists, historians, filmmakers, writers and descendants. The foundation also works to identifying historic sites that have not been significantly recognized by the State of Louisiana and is active in advocating for preservation and or public awareness of these sites as sacred spaces.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Lunch Time Lecture and Book Signing Featuring Sam Irwin
It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions, and Recipes
Wednesday, March 23rd at Noon, Free
On Wednesday, March 23 at Noon, the West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunch time lecture and book signing on “It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions, and Recipes” with guest speaker and author, Sam Irwin.   Join the author as he details these intriguing Pelican State stories with pithy observations, humorous asides and droll determinations.

Irwin’s fiction has won several prizes, and his nonfiction work appears regularly in Louisiana newspapers and regional magazines, including “Country Roads,” “The Advocate” and “House and Home.” His writing has also been featured in “Louisiana Kitchen and Culture,” “Louisiana Travel Host,”  “Offbeat,”  “225,” “Louisiana Film and Video,” “Teche News” and “Louisiana Cookin’.” Sam Irwin trained as a historian at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he became the state’s foremost (and possibly only) crawfish historian when he published Louisiana “Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.”
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase following the presentation.  This program is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is seeking students and judges to participate in the Greater Baton Rouge National History Day Contest on Saturday, March 19, 2016. National History Day is a highly regarded academic program for middle and high school students with the support of  the History Channel, The Smithsonian, and the National World War II Museum among others. 

To learn more and register for the contest as a student or teacher, visit www.louisianahistoryday.org. To discuss research plans, school participation, to serve as a volunteer judge and other questions, contact West Baton Rouge Museum Education Curator, Jeannie Luckett (225) 336-2422 x14 and luckett@wbrmuseum.org, or Louisiana History Day Coordinator, Collin Makamson, at historyday@nationalww2museum.org.
Go Love Africa: Portraits from Uganda and Madagascar
March 12th - April 30th, 2016

 
The exhibition, Go Love Africa: Portraits from Uganda and Madagascar will be on display at the West Baton Rouge Museum from March 12 through April 30, 2016.  The exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum features the photography of Aaron Williams, former editor of the West Side Journal, and Nathan Dewberry who traveled to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015. Go Love Africa is an organization set out to give people in remote villages in Africa the opportunity to own a photo of themselves - something so many lack. The photographers organized Go Love Africa project in 2013 with a mission to photograph everyday people and to provide their sitters with a portrait of themselves as a goodwill venture. The results include a portfolio of outstanding color portraits that capture emotions and beauty in faces of everyday people.

The West Baton Rouge Museum brings a Portion of Our Collection Online with
the Google Cultural Institute
Over 150 artifacts from the West Baton Rouge Museum can now be viewed online by people around the world due to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the museum. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see items from the museum's collection which are not usually on display and an online exhibit, A South Louisiana Sugar Plantation Story. Click here to visit our Google Cultural Institute page
Consignor of the Month - Lorraine Bergeron
Lorraine Bergeron, a West Baton Rouge resident, is a member of several community groups and has provided the Museum Store with a variety of her creations for many years now. Her items range from embroidered kitchen towels to delicately smocked baptismal gowns and baby bonnets.  There is a unique selection of her bridal items on display in the Store as well. Lorraine’s first memory of sewing goes back to the age of five when she helped her grandmother make quilts. Since retiring she has given programs and classes for various local entities as well as published articles in national sewing magazines. The West Baton Rouge Museum is proud to feature Lorraine’s items in the Museum Store.  Along with items sold in the gift shop, she welcomes special orders. Unique Easter-themed bibs would make a great gift for the new baby this holiday season. Come in and visit the Museum Store!
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be closed Friday, March 25th for Good Friday and Sunday, March 27th for Easter Sunday.
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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, March 4th, 2016
Family Movie Day: Remember the Titans
Sunday, March 6th at 2:30pm, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for a matinee movie, Remember the Titans on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. This unforgettable family film is rated PG. The film run time is 114 minutes.
Set in the year 1971, Remember the Titans centers on the football team of the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia where the coaching staff, the players, and the community encounter strife as they work toward racial harmony and victory. This story is a celebration of how a town comes together to overcome their differences in a changing world. 
This program is free and open to the public.
Plessy and Ferguson Foundation to Present a Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday, March 9th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for a lunchtime lecture on Thursday, March 9 at Noon presented by the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation. This lecture will include descendants  Phoebe Ferguson, Executive Director of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation and Keith Plessy, President of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation who will discuss the famed court case, how they met, and why the case is and the foundation is relevant today.
 
The primary mission of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation is to teach the history of the historic 1892 Plessy v. Ferguson case which helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement and why it is still relevant today. The foundation develops public programs that bring discussion, debate and understanding on the subject of civil rights to communities that may have little access to such programs. These programs often include presenters such as teachers, activists, historians, filmmakers, writers and descendants. The foundation also works to identifying historic sites that have not been significantly recognized by the State of Louisiana and is active in advocating for preservation and or public awareness of these sites as sacred spaces.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Lunch Time Lecture and Book Signing Featuring Sam Irwin
It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions, and Recipes
Wednesday, March 23rd at Noon, Free
On Wednesday, March 23 at Noon, the West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunch time lecture and book signing on “It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions, and Recipes” with guest speaker and author, Sam Irwin.   Join the author as he details these intriguing Pelican State stories with pithy observations, humorous asides and droll determinations.

Irwin’s fiction has won several prizes, and his nonfiction work appears regularly in Louisiana newspapers and regional magazines, including “Country Roads,” “The Advocate” and “House and Home.” His writing has also been featured in “Louisiana Kitchen and Culture,” “Louisiana Travel Host,”  “Offbeat,”  “225,” “Louisiana Film and Video,” “Teche News” and “Louisiana Cookin’.” Sam Irwin trained as a historian at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he became the state’s foremost (and possibly only) crawfish historian when he published Louisiana “Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.”
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase following the presentation.  This program is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is seeking students and judges to participate in the Greater Baton Rouge National History Day Contest on Saturday, March 19, 2016. National History Day is a highly regarded academic program for middle and high school students with the support of  the History Channel, The Smithsonian, and the National World War II Museum among others. 

To learn more and register for the contest as a student or teacher, visit www.louisianahistoryday.org. To discuss research plans, school participation, to serve as a volunteer judge and other questions, contact West Baton Rouge Museum Education Curator, Jeannie Luckett (225) 336-2422 x14 and luckett@wbrmuseum.org, or Louisiana History Day Coordinator, Collin Makamson, at historyday@nationalww2museum.org.
Go Love Africa: Portraits from Uganda and Madagascar
March 12th - April 30th, 2016

 
The exhibition, Go Love Africa: Portraits from Uganda and Madagascar will be on display at the West Baton Rouge Museum from March 12 through April 30, 2016.  The exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum features the photography of Aaron Williams, former editor of the West Side Journal, and Nathan Dewberry who traveled to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015. Go Love Africa is an organization set out to give people in remote villages in Africa the opportunity to own a photo of themselves - something so many lack. The photographers organized Go Love Africa project in 2013 with a mission to photograph everyday people and to provide their sitters with a portrait of themselves as a goodwill venture. The results include a portfolio of outstanding color portraits that capture emotions and beauty in faces of everyday people.

The West Baton Rouge Museum brings a Portion of Our Collection Online with
the Google Cultural Institute
Over 150 artifacts from the West Baton Rouge Museum can now be viewed online by people around the world due to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the museum. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see items from the museum's collection which are not usually on display and an online exhibit, A South Louisiana Sugar Plantation Story. Click here to visit our Google Cultural Institute page
Consignor of the Month - Lorraine Bergeron
Lorraine Bergeron, a West Baton Rouge resident, is a member of several community groups and has provided the Museum Store with a variety of her creations for many years now. Her items range from embroidered kitchen towels to delicately smocked baptismal gowns and baby bonnets.  There is a unique selection of her bridal items on display in the Store as well. Lorraine’s first memory of sewing goes back to the age of five when she helped her grandmother make quilts. Since retiring she has given programs and classes for various local entities as well as published articles in national sewing magazines. The West Baton Rouge Museum is proud to feature Lorraine’s items in the Museum Store.  Along with items sold in the gift shop, she welcomes special orders. Unique Easter-themed bibs would make a great gift for the new baby this holiday season. Come in and visit the Museum Store!
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be closed Friday, March 25th for Good Friday and Sunday, March 27th for Easter Sunday.
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
West Baton Rouge Museum @WBRM Museum Podcast