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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. The festivities and entertainment include Christmas crafts, gingerbread, cider, pony rides, an elf scavenger hunt complete with prizes, a visit from Papa Noel (great photo op!), and entertainment inside the museum and on our grounds including from 2 - 3 p.m., harpist, Maggie Wrenn playing around the Christmas tree followed by a performance, at 3:15 p.m. from the WBR All Parish Choir led by Claudette Purnell, and a performance by young musician, James Linden Hogg from 4 - 5 p.m. Outside, Judy Whitney Davis will be singing spirituals A cappella style in one of the cabins throughout the event, Blues great Lil' Jimmy Reed will be singing solo in the Juke Joint exhibit from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., and Brusly Middle will be acting our Victorian era Tableaux performances depicting 19th century Christmas customs  inside the c. 1830 Aillet House.
This event is free and open to the public. 
Saturday Morning Discussions - World War I and America
December 9th, and 16th from 10:00 - 11:30 am, Free
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, December 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.  The 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, 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. 
Lunch Time Lecture:
WWI in the Air: America Joins the Fight!

Thursday, December 7th at Noon
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to welcome attorney and West Baton Rouge Museum docent , Gary Ethridge to speak as part of the museum’s Lunch Time Lecture Series on Thursday, December 7at Noon.
Mr. Ethridge will present historical information on World War I in the Air: America Joins the Fight! 
Admission for this program is FREE. Audience members are welcome to bring a bag lunch. For more information, please call West Baton Rouge Museum at 225-336-2422 Ext.15


Tour of the Museum with Curator of Exhibits Kathé Hambrick
Thursday, December 7th at 9:00 am
Kathé Hambrick, the West Baton Rouge Museum's Curator of Exhibits, will be conducting a preliminary walk-through of several of the Museum's buildings to discuss changes to the narrative and to garner feedback from attendees. All staffers and volunteers are invited to attend. This will take place Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 promptly at 9:00 a.m. Attendees will meet at the front entrance.
Enrichment Monday at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Monday, December 18th at 1:00 pm
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. This month, we will be taking a tour of Alma Sugar Mill.
Interested participants should contact Gwenn LaViolette, Museum Educator, for more details at 225.336.2422 ext. 16 or email gwenn.laviolette@gmail.com. Also, please dress for industrial conditions--closed toe shoes, long sleeves and pants. Dresses and skirts are discouraged. The deadline for interested parties is Monday, December 11th. There is no fee for participation.
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th for the Christmas Holidays and December 31st and January 1st for the New Years Holidays.
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