Sunday, June 4th, 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Allen- The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to host, Behind the Barn Doors, our newest series offered on the first Sundays of the month. The upcoming program will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 2-5 PM. Guests are invited into the Big Red Barn on the museum's campus to enjoy demonstrations highlighting the craftsmanship of historic trades and agricultural practices.
As part of its cultural offerings, the West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting this program to allow visitors the opportunity to interact with the presenters who are preserving these traditional crafts. Visitors can observe demonstrations of historic tools and techniques while exploring the historical machinery on display in the barn.
Each month's featured activities will range from old fashioned farm chores to blacksmithing, milling, woodworking, fiber art demonstrations, and more. At the June Behind the Barn Doors it all Adze up! June's demonstrations include working with adzes and axes with Gary Hart, hand forging chain with Ben Deshotels, and dying fabric with Linda Collins. 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.