Copy Friday, April 7th, 2017
Faux Stained Glass Pendants Family Workshop
Saturday, April 8th from 2 - 4 p.m., Free
On Saturday April 8 from 2 - 4 p.m., the West Baton Rouge Museum will present a Faux Stained Glass Pendants Workshop in celebration of the current Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture of the Interiors exhibit and the opening of the WBR Parish Talented Student Art Exhibit. This program is FREE and open to the public.
Families are invited to spend an afternoon viewing and doing art as part of the student art show opening. Visitors are invited to make their own Frank Lloyd Wright inspired pendants and key chains using fun plastic materials. Refreshments will be served. 
Lunchtime Lecture:
Living Room Conversation: Frank Lloyd Wright Designs

Thursday, April 13th at Noon, Free
On Thursday, April 13 at noon, Dr. Michael Desmond, professor of architecture at Louisiana State University, will be at the West Baton Rouge Museum to discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture designs and history.  Dr. Desmond holds a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Ph.D. in history, theory, and criticism in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Desmond will discuss the designs of the key Frank Lloyd Wright houses from the museum’s living room provided by Denicola’s. An informal question and answer session with the audience will follow.
Dr. Desmond’s research explores the community-scale work of Frank Lloyd Wright in the context of Emersonian themes in American history and the modernist interest in subject/object perception. He has published several chapters in Frank Lloyd Wright: The Living City, the catalog for the first significant traveling exhibition of Wright’s work in Europe. Currently, he is serving as one of several curators for a large exhibition on Wright at the Museum of Modern Art in New York beginning this summer.
Wine and Wright: An Evening Art Workshop
Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free, Advanced Registration Required
On Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., the West Baton Rouge Museum will host Wine and Wright: An Evening Art Workshop underwritten by AIA Louisiana. Join AIA Baton Rouge and Louisiana Architectural Foundation for an evening at the West Baton Rouge Museum to try some of the hand drafting tools much like Frank Lloyd Wright used to design interior furnishings and architectural elements. This FREE program is offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture of the Interior. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required by calling 225-336-2422 Ext. 15.
West Baton Rouge Museum’s Annual Teachers Institute:
The Academics of the Atchafalaya
July 18, 19, and 20, 2017
The three‐day summer professional development series is designed for in‐service K‐12 teachers across all subject areas. This summer will be the eleventh year the museum is offering this professional development program. Participants will work with museum staff, scholars, and special guests to develop lessons for use in their classrooms. Teachers will be immersed in lectures and presentations from historians, education specialists, and other special guests as well as field trips, and hands‐on activities. Participants will receive classroom resource materials, a certificate of participation, and a $100 stipend upon completion of all institute activities and assignments. Daily lunches are provided along with transportation for field trips. The Teachers Institute is limited to 25 participants. Availability is based on a first‐come‐first‐serve basis. Registration forms may be downloaded from or picked up at the museum. Completed forms may be faxed to (225) 336‐2448 or emailed to For more information, please call Education Curator, Jeannie Luckett at (225) 336‐2422 x14.

This program is sponsored in part by the West Baton Rouge Historical Association and the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board
Dr. Angelique Bergeron Named Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum
"Dr. Anqelique Bergeron of New Roads has been named Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen," announced Tom Acosta, Museum Board chairman. "Bergeron has served the museum as curator of collections since 2014 and will assume the job as Director on May 1, 2017."

She replaces current Director Julie Rose who will be moving to Baltimore to serve as the director of the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University. Rose began her tenure at the West Baton Rouge Museum in 2006.

Dr. Bergeron previously served as Executive Director of the Pointe Coupee Historical Society running the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center in downtown New Roads. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in French and minor in African and African American Studies, she completed the Texas Teacher Certification Program in Secondary French, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Louisiana State University in 2011.

"The West Baton Rouge Museum is nearing its 50th anniversary and has a long history of strong leadership and generous community support. It is a well-oiled machine with an· extremely capable staff. Our support of one another resulted in last year's state and national accolades as Louisiana Museum of the Year and the AASLH's Leadership in History Award for our Cohn High exhibit. I am very proud to be a part of this team," Bergeron said.
Consignor of the Month - West Baton Rouge Genealogical Society
The West Baton Rouge Genealogical Society is an organization made up of members interested in learning more about family histories relating to West Baton Rouge, as well as the history of settlements, and the parish itself.  The Society produces a variety of publications which are carried by the Museum Store.  These genealogical publications include the four volume set of West Baton Rouge Families, West Baton Cemeteries and Soldiers of West Baton Rouge in WW I.  These make perfect gifts for the genealogy buff in your family or for those seeking to further their genealogical research.
The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Come in and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while you shop.  For further information about the West Baton Rouge Genealogical Society or any of our other talented consignors, call 336-2422 ext. 19 or email Gwenn at
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be closed April 14th and April 16th for the Easter Holidays.
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
West Baton Rouge Museum @WBRM Museum Podcast

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
West Baton Rouge Museum · 845 N. Jefferson Ave. · Port Allen, La 70767 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp