Port Allen - The West Baton Rouge Museum will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2–5 p.m., complete with live performances, refreshments, ornament making, and more.

Special this year, visitors will enjoy an afternoon concert at the museum featuring Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (3-4 p.m.) sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad and Manship Theatre.

Steve Riley received a Grammy Award in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys is a Cajun band from southern Louisiana. The band formed in 1988 and has since recorded over 10 albums.

This museum holiday open-house concert is free and open to the public.

The open house kicks off with local choirs and performers singing holiday music.

The museum, all decorated for the season, will be serving warm cider and gingerbread.

Children will enjoy making holiday crafts, storytelling, and a visit from Papa Noel.

Back by popular demand is everyone’s favorite campus wide game, “Find the Elves,” a scavenger hunt.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 15.

The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.


The West Baton Rouge Museum invites French speakers (and non-Francophones) for coffee and conversation on the first Friday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Cafe Français is one of a few ways the museum is bringing more French exposure to West Baton Rouge Parish, which is on the periphery of Acadiana.


The museum also presents a free Lunchtime Lecture on Dec. 7 with history professor Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean exploring the origins of Jim Crow, an era with roots in Louisiana from the Plessy vs. Ferguson in railroad segregation and living with Jim Crow.

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