ad55cbef-ef03-4249-b7bc-7e9168137981.jpg 29b6dbcf-57c4-4c6a-be69-f7343921d5bb.png Friday, January 5th, 2018
Rum Revelry – A Masquerade Gala Event
Thursday, February 1st from 6 - 8 pm
Ages 21 and Up
West Baton Rouge Museum pleased to announce Rum Revelry, a masquerade gala event set for the opening night of the Creole du Monde exhibit on Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m. Carnival costumes are optional but encouraged.
In the heart of carnival season, Rum Revelry will enchant revelers ages 21+ with a stunning live performance by Casa Samba, New Orleans leader in Brazilian entertainment who will enamor the audience with an authentic Brazilian Carnival and folk arts experience, a tignon salon featuring head dress tying demonstrations by Dianne Honore, a cigar station featuring hand-made cigars from around the world hosted by Cigar Factory of New Orleans, and rum tastings made from Louisiana sugar cane hosted by Cane Land Distilling Company, Louisiana’s original estate distilled rum.
The crown jewel of the evening, the Creole du Monde exhibit promises to be a breathtaking display of artifacts, textiles, portraits, furnishings, and rare paintings that will focus on language, customs, agriculture, history, politics, and commerce related to Creole culture.
Enrichment Monday at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Monday, January 22nd at 12:30 pm
The West Baton Rouge Museum is offering monthly training on various topics 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 Whitney Plantation
Interested participants should contact Gwenn LaViolette, Museum Educator, for more details at 225.336.2422 ext. 16 or email There is no fee for participation.
Annual Meeting of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association
at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Monday, January 8, 2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us at our Annual Meeting as we kick off our 50th Anniversary Year.  There will be many activities and programs during the year to celebrate this important milestone. New Board Members will be introduced and sworn in as well as the 2018 slate of officers for the West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
If you are unable to attend, please e-mail your proxy to so that we can have a quorum. Refreshments will be served immediately following the meeting.  
The West Baton Rouge Museum will be open from 10am - 4:30pm for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as a place of reflection.
National History Day Greater Baton Rouge Regional Competition
at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Saturday, March 3rd 
National History Day is a national research contest in which students grades 6 - 12 create historical projects based on an annual theme and compete for special awards, prizes, and – ultimately – the opportunity to represent their state at a National Contest event in Washington D.C.
The 2018 NHD theme is Conflict & Compromise In History. After analyzing their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students - as individuals or in groups - present their findings in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances or documentaries at one of five regional contests. 
Registration for students and judges is now open. Click here for more information and to register.
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