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At the museum

The West Baton Rouge where history comes to life.

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At the museum

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Come "spin" some time with us.

Yes, even in the 1800's children had home work.

Sometimes it is hard, but we must try to save out history.

Old farm equipment

This mill model was built for the 1904 Worlds Fair and shows the production of sugar at that time.

We have one of the larger gears as part of a display that holds up our flag pole.

Visit the Sugar Gallery to learn about the making of sugar from sugar cane.

This 1931 Model A runs like it's new.

Show me how to make cloth.

I am glad we don't have to iron like that.

Thank You

In cooler months we have open hearth cooking.

There is a chamber pot inside this step stool.

Arbroth store at its original location before the West Baton Rouge Museum moved the store to Port Allen.

Southern Tact - The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.

Fonville Winans, "Ferry Landing, Port Allen," 1938, Silver gelatin print

We watched the blacksmith make nails.

You have to scrub hard to get it clean.

This is how to iron with an iron iron.

We learned that the vet takes car of all the animals.

The farrier makes the horse shoes and does all the caring for their feet.


SugarFest - October 5th, 2014

a real ships wheel from a Mississippi River ferryboat

This court yard is wonderful

Learn how life changed from Reconstruction through to the Civil Rights by visiting these c.1870 cabins