Copy Friday, January 6th, 2017
Family Movie Day - "42: The True Story of an American Legend"
Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 pm, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for baseball themed hands-on activities and an afternoon matinee movie, Warner Brother’s "42: The True Story of an American Legend" on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. The movie tells the powerful story about Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. This film is rated PG-13.  The film run time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
This program is FREE and open to the public. 
“For All The World to See,”
A Facilitated Discussion Featuring Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell
Saturday, January 14th at Noon, Free
On Saturday, January 14 at Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum welcomes Angela A. Allen-Bell, Southern University Law Center Associate Professor, who will facilitate a discussion in conjunction with the exhibit For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.

This exhibit showcases ways every day citizens gave life and meaning to President Kennedy’s call for joined hands in the Civil Rights struggle. The exhibit poignantly illustrates how individuals can be agents for social change. It also explores the remarkable power of images to ignite positive change. Professor Allen-Bell says the exhibit is timely for Baton Rouge. Using the exhibit as a backdrop, Professor Allen-Bell will explain why restorative justice is a tool we can use for change, locally and nationally. Restorative justice can lead to reconciliation, healing, and social growth. 

This program is FREE and open to the public. Discussion from the audience is encouraged. 

Welcome Our New Weekday Tour Guide,
Karen Marionneaux!

The West Baton Rouge Museum would like to welcome Karen Marionneaux, our new weekday tour guide. Karen is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but has called Port Allen her home for 3 years now. She has a passion for history and is always looking to visit different antebellum homes.
We're very happy to have Karen as part of the West Baton Rouge Museum team!
West Baton Rouge Museum Open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 10 am - 4:30 pm
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be OPEN in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Museums across the nation are traditionally closed every Monday. However, for the last decade, West Baton Rouge Museum has chosen to open from 10am- 4:30pm as place for families to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visitors are invited to tour the traveling exhibit from Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which examines the role that visual culture played in the civil rights movement.

Admission will be free to the public on this special day. Also, students who visit the museum can request a letter at the front desk confirming their visit that can be turned in at school for extra credit should teachers choose to offer credit for a museum visit.
Beginning of the Year Sale at the West Baton Rouge Museum Store!
Come by the West Baton Rouge Museum Store and check out our beginning of the year sale.  The Store will be conducting a sale during the entire month of January.   Selected items are marked down 25 to 50% off original prices and include books, house wares, and jewelry.  Stop by and peruse our unique inventory while enjoying a complimentary cup of coffee.

The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.  For further information about sale items or our talented consignors, call 336-2422 ext. 19 or email Gwenn at
Call for Judges:
Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Competition
at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
The West Baton Rouge Museum is gearing up for the sixth annual Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Competition to be held Saturday, March 25, 2017. At least 50 volunteers are needed to serve as judges. Judges interview middle and high school students who compete by entering a project which can be a research paper, a performance, a documentary, a website, or an exhibit. These projects are based on conclusions drawn from research using primary sources related to the 2017 theme, “Taking a Stand in History.” Students placing at this level will go on to compete at the state competition held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and potentially on to Nationals held in Washington, D.C. in hopes of earning cash prizes and scholarships. Judges serve on teams. Judges may be college students, professionals, or retirees who are interested in history and education, and are comfortable speaking with middle and high school age students.
Anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a judge should contact Jeannie Luckett at the West Baton Rouge Museum at 225-336-2422 Ext. 14 or at or can contact Louisiana state coordinator, Collin Makamson at the National World War II Museum at 504-528-1944 Ext. 304,
To learn more about the National History Day Contest, visit or
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
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