Upcoming Exhibits

One Half of the People (November 9 – January 5)

On loan from the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service, the museum’s fall exhibit One Half of the People: Women in American History highlights women’s evolving rights and roles in our society. At the founding of our country, women’s roles were rigidly defined. The women’s sphere dictated that as wife, and then mother, women were caretakers for domestic issues. This exhibit explores the challenges that women took on to redefine their place in society. Topics include the campaign for full voting rights, women entering the workplace and the military. The exhibit features stories of influential women such as Marie Curie, Harriett Tubman, and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Artists of West Baton Rouge (January 18 – March 22, 2020)


Inspired by the recent announcement of Port Allen’s designation as a Cultural District, our first exhibit of 2020 will spotlight the Artists of West Baton Rouge. Our parish is home to many talented artisans and we are excited to share their work with our visitors. We are seeking artists who are from, or who currently live in West Baton Rouge, to submit artwork for the exhibit. If you are interested or know of an artist who should be featured, please contact Curator of Collections, Elizabeth Brantley at 225-336-2422 ext 206 or elizabeth@wbrmuseum.org. Artwork should be submitted for consideration to our curatorial team by November 8, 2019.