Cuttin’ Cane A’int All We Do

In an effort to give visitors an introduction to our new tour, Cuttin’ Cane A’int All We Do, the West Baton Rouge Museum is making available six compelling videos. These short documentaries take you on a journey through the local history of the Reconstruction and Jim Crow period to the Civil Rights Movement. The videos are presented in a kiosk format at two of the cabins on the museum’s campus.

We invite you to view these videos as a part of our new online education experience. The film clips feature interviews with Southern University Law Professor Angela Allen Bell, local historian Brian Costello, Dialogue on Race Director Maxine Crump, businessman Hall Davis, III, and Cohn High School graduates Wilhelmina Williams Decuir, Sadie Woods, Rose Roche, and Ernest Allen.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the National Parks Service and produced by FantomLight Productions.

Virtual SugarFest 2020

It takes months to plan and implement West Baton Rouge Museum’s annual SugarFest, and with the uncertainty of 2020 and what phase our state would be in due to Covid-19 our museum staff had to think creatively on how to stay connected to the community and to the artists and musicians that make this event so sweet. Not wanting to miss out on celebrating the event’s silver anniversary, the museum team got right to work with a professional film crew from Fantom Light Productions documenting local folk life traditions and music to present a Virtual SugarFest. The compiled playlist of these videos can be found here.