Teachers Institute 2017: “The Academics of the Atchafalaya” – July 18th, 19th, and 20th

This year’s Teachers Institute will explore Louisiana’s swamps, bayous, and marshes in search of history, culture, language, industries, economics, natural resources, geology, plant and animal life found in the environment of the Atchafalaya Basin. The West Baton Rouge Museum will open registration for the 2017 Teachers Institute on Thursday, March 30th. The three-day summer professional

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Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 – February 17th through March 31st, 2017

A panel version of the powerful and poignant traveling exhibition “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” will be coming to the West Baton Rouge Museum on February 17 through March 31. Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Kabacoff

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Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 – January 28th through March 12th, 2017

The exhibition, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, opens at the West Baton Rouge Museum on January 28 and runs through March 12, 2017.  This exhibit examines the relationship between two great people’s movements that resulted from the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.

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