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Classic Soul



Saturday, May 13, 2017

7:30pm/Gates open at 6pm


Featuring Capathia Jenkins & Darius de Haas with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, David Torns, Conductor.

Classic Soul is back! Timeless top 40s hits from the kings and queens of Soul including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and James Brown.

For ticket information, please contact the BRSO at (225) 383-0500.





Rural Life Apprentice Program

Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9, 2017

8:00am to 12:30pm each day

In keeping with the museum's educational objectives of teaching the traditional arts of rural Louisianans. Louisiana artisans will teach children during this week long summer camp the traditional folk arts and activities that took place during the 18th century.  Each child will learn and participate in various activities such as; wood working, blacksmithing, candle making, weaving, open-hearth cooking, and traditional games.

Open to children entering the 4th through the 8th grades.  Advanced registration is required.  Limited availability for 50 children.

Registration Fee: $100.00 per child.

The registration form is available for download HERE

For more information, please contact Steve Ramke at 225-765-2437 or sramke@lsu.edu.





Harvest Days

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2017

8:00am until 5:00pm, both days

Living History demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800s. Activities include; open-hearth cooking, soap-making, wood working, and many hands-on activities in which the general public can participate.  Wagon rides and other activities are included. General admission charged: $10 for adults (12-61 yrs.), $9 for seniors (62 yrs.+), and $8 for children (6-11 yrs.).





Haints Haunts and Halloween

Sunday, October 29, 2017

3:00pm until 6:00pm

Remembering the sights, sounds and activities of an old-fashioned country fair, this fun filled day will include; storytelling, cake walks and of course trick-or-treat!  We encourage all to wear their best costumes and bring your sacks for all the goodies!  Recommended for ages 2-9.  Admission: $5.00 per person with children under 2 years old admitted at no charge.





Red Rooster Bash

Thursday, November 9, 2017

6:30pm until 10:00pm

Roosters are immersed throughout the decor, and the casualness of the evening fits in with the atmosphere of the museum.  Everyone is encouraged to sport their country western attire. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items.  A live auction will follow. Tickets will go on sale in October. Special Fee: $65 per person, $120 per couple.

For more information, please contact Molly Sanchez at (225) 765-2437.






A Rural Life Christmas

Sunday, December 3, 2017

11:30am until 6:00pm

Ring in the Christmas season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration.  Musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed re-enactors set the holiday spirit.  The day concludes with a bonfire and visit from Papa Noel. Admission: $9.00 per person with children ages 10 and younger admitted at no charge.