Ongoing Events & Programs

Café français

Café français was inaugurated in response to requests by visitors for a venue to meet and enjoy the French language. Café français meets on the first Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Education Room. It is free and open to anyone interested in attending. Each meeting features a topic to spur discussion. Music is often provided by those in attendance. And, of course, there’s always a bit of coffee and a little something sweet to eat. 

Venez parler français avec nous!

Le Jam

Le Jam, held on third Sundays from 3 - 5 pm at West Baton Rouge Museum, is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association. The CFMA is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of our Cajun music, dance, language and heritage.   All Cajun musicians, dancers and fans are welcome to attend this free monthly event.  

Historical Happy Hour

Every fourth Wednesday, the drinks are on you and the history is on us! Come to the museum any time from 6 - 8 pm to explore exhibits and enjoy changing monthly entertainment such as trivia, live music, or lectures. Open to the public and free to attend.

Ole Time Music Acoustic Jam

Second Sunday open jam sessions. Musicians are welcome to bring acoustic instruments to play and the public is invited to sit and listen or dance. Open to the public and free to attend.

Enrichment Monday

The West Baton Rouge Museum offers monthly training on various topics on Enrichment Mondays, held the 3rd Monday of each month.  Current and prospective volunteers, staffers, and interested community members are invited to attend.  Each month features a different topic that highlights a particular skill or activity.

Interested participants should contact Gwenn LaViolette, Director of Education, for more details at (225) 336-2422 ext. 201 or email  There is no fee for participation.

Lunchtime Lecture

West Baton Rouge Museum periodically hosts a thriving Lunchtime Lecture Series to accompany permanent and changing exhibits. This program features guest lecturers including scholars, historians, artists and book authors to name a few who speak from Noon to to 1 p.m. These presentations are free and open to the public and audience members are always welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.