Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, July 8th, 2016
Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars
July 13th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Wednesday, July 13 at Noon for a Lunch Time Lecture, “Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars” featuring Dr. John W. McEwen. "Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars” places the parish in a post-Prohibition context from the 1930s to the 21st Century. The talk will review how bars are regionalized across the United States in the present and how the parish bar landscape compares to the rest of Louisiana. It will take a closer look at how the nightlife landscape of West Baton Rouge has evolved alongside a boom and bust economy and how an interstate highway bridge, built by the United States to connect the country, disconnected West Baton Rouge from its larger neighbor to the east.
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
"Forgotten Baton Rouge" Lecture and Book Signing
July 19th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Tuesday, July 19 at Noon for a lunch time lecture and book signing featuring Doug Villien, author of Forgotten Baton Rouge.
Villien’s French, English, and Acadian heritage in Louisiana filled him with a fascination for history and genealogy. When he acquired a unique private photo collection of images of the capital city taken by William B. Hart, he was inspired to research and write Forgotten Baton Rouge. This book includes these never before published photographs along with archived images from local sources. Forgotten Baton Rouge highlights historical landmarks, buildings, and events from the city’s days of rapid growth between the 1890’s and 1930’s.
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Sign Up Now for West Baton Rouge Museum’s Rum Run Bus Trip
Friday, August 5th from 9am - 8pm
West Baton Rouge Museum is now taking reservations on a first come, first paid basis for the Rum Run Bus Trip set for Friday, August 5, 2016. The bus leaves the museum at 9 a.m. – and returns by 8 p.m. The cost for the all-inclusive bus trip is $80. Spaces are limited and advanced, paid (non-refundable) reservations are required.

This bootleg adventure includes a tour of the Abita Brewery, lunch in the swamp at Middendorf’s, and a tour of the Donner Peltier Rum Distillery.  Learn how these spirits, once prohibited in the roaring 20’s, are made. Those 21 and over can sample some cold brew made from local, natural resources as well as some sweet elixir made from Louisiana sugar cane along the way. Even the lunch stop boasts an historic connection to the time period. Middendorf’s Restaurant opened in the early 1930’s after proprietor, Louis Middendorf, lost his big city job when the stock market crash in 1929 and he settled in the small fishing town of Manchac to open a small café.

The bus trip is being offered in conjunction with Spirited: Prohibition in America, on display June 25 – August 14, 2016. The exhibit 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. The exhibit and programs are made possible by a grant from the On the Road with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
For more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225) 336-2422 x 15.  The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.
Consignor of the Month - July
Judith Braggs, a textile artist, has been making wall hangings since 2010.  She is a new and exciting consignor at the West Baton Rouge Museum Store.  Judith’s quilted wall hangings feature themes inspired by memories of her childhood in Cherie Quarters near New Roads.  The quilts she stitches from colorful fabrics and three-dimensional materials capture her vivid memories of family, community and the way of life in her childhood days.  Her work has been displayed throughout the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system and is the subject of an essay appearing in the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey.  Each piece tells its own story and is a unique work of art.

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 Judith or any of our other talented consignors, call 336-2422 ext. 19 or email Gwenn at gwenn.laviolette@gmail.com
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, July 8th, 2016
Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars
July 13th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Wednesday, July 13 at Noon for a Lunch Time Lecture, “Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars” featuring Dr. John W. McEwen. "Historical Geography of West Baton Rouge Nightlife and Bars” places the parish in a post-Prohibition context from the 1930s to the 21st Century. The talk will review how bars are regionalized across the United States in the present and how the parish bar landscape compares to the rest of Louisiana. It will take a closer look at how the nightlife landscape of West Baton Rouge has evolved alongside a boom and bust economy and how an interstate highway bridge, built by the United States to connect the country, disconnected West Baton Rouge from its larger neighbor to the east.
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
"Forgotten Baton Rouge" Lecture and Book Signing
July 19th at Noon, Free
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Tuesday, July 19 at Noon for a lunch time lecture and book signing featuring Doug Villien, author of Forgotten Baton Rouge.
Villien’s French, English, and Acadian heritage in Louisiana filled him with a fascination for history and genealogy. When he acquired a unique private photo collection of images of the capital city taken by William B. Hart, he was inspired to research and write Forgotten Baton Rouge. This book includes these never before published photographs along with archived images from local sources. Forgotten Baton Rouge highlights historical landmarks, buildings, and events from the city’s days of rapid growth between the 1890’s and 1930’s.
This program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Sign Up Now for West Baton Rouge Museum’s Rum Run Bus Trip
Friday, August 5th from 9am - 8pm
West Baton Rouge Museum is now taking reservations on a first come, first paid basis for the Rum Run Bus Trip set for Friday, August 5, 2016. The bus leaves the museum at 9 a.m. – and returns by 8 p.m. The cost for the all-inclusive bus trip is $80. Spaces are limited and advanced, paid (non-refundable) reservations are required.

This bootleg adventure includes a tour of the Abita Brewery, lunch in the swamp at Middendorf’s, and a tour of the Donner Peltier Rum Distillery.  Learn how these spirits, once prohibited in the roaring 20’s, are made. Those 21 and over can sample some cold brew made from local, natural resources as well as some sweet elixir made from Louisiana sugar cane along the way. Even the lunch stop boasts an historic connection to the time period. Middendorf’s Restaurant opened in the early 1930’s after proprietor, Louis Middendorf, lost his big city job when the stock market crash in 1929 and he settled in the small fishing town of Manchac to open a small café.

The bus trip is being offered in conjunction with Spirited: Prohibition in America, on display June 25 – August 14, 2016. The exhibit 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. The exhibit and programs are made possible by a grant from the On the Road with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
For more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225) 336-2422 x 15.  The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.
Consignor of the Month - July
Judith Braggs, a textile artist, has been making wall hangings since 2010.  She is a new and exciting consignor at the West Baton Rouge Museum Store.  Judith’s quilted wall hangings feature themes inspired by memories of her childhood in Cherie Quarters near New Roads.  The quilts she stitches from colorful fabrics and three-dimensional materials capture her vivid memories of family, community and the way of life in her childhood days.  Her work has been displayed throughout the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system and is the subject of an essay appearing in the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey.  Each piece tells its own story and is a unique work of art.

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 Judith or any of our other talented consignors, call 336-2422 ext. 19 or email Gwenn at gwenn.laviolette@gmail.com
845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15
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