Sunday, February 5, 2023 

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

"Behind the Barn Doors: A New Monthly Series at the West Baton Rouge Museum" 

Port Allen- The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to introduce a new monthly event, Behind the Barn Doors. This new series will be offered on the first Sunday of the month. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 2-5pm inside the Big Red Barn on the museum's six-acre campus. Visitors will enjoy demostrations highlighting the craftsmanship of historic trades and agricultural practices. 

As part of its cultural offerings, West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting this program to provide visitors with an opportunity to interact with presenters preserving traditional crafts. Visitors can experience demonstrations of historic tools and techniques while exploring the historical machinery displayed in the bar. Such artifacts include farming implements, textile equipment, and blacksmithing and woodworking tools. There are also displays featuring an antique wagon, carriage, a Model A car. Each month's featured activities will range from old fashioned farm chores to blacksmithing, milling, woodworking, spinning, weaving or other fiber arts demonstrations, and more. Sign-up sheets will be available for future workshops for those seeking a more immersive experience to further hone the skills of a chosen craft. 

The Behind the Barn Doors program is FREE and open to the public. 

Location

West Baton Rouge Museum
845 North Jefferson Avenue
70767 Port Allen , LA