The West Baton Rouge Museum announces exhibits for August

Staff reports

*August 4 - October 5: Girl Scouts: A Centennial Anniversary Display.*  In

honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts, the museum

has a display of local Girl Scout artifacts including uniforms,

photographs, books, awards, crafts and badges.  Groups can make

reservations for a special program for a visit with re-enactor Linda

Collins who performs as Juliette G. Low, the founder of Girl Scouts in

America.  Weekend times are available at the museum, to schedule call (2250

336-2422 x 17.


*August 11-October 28*: *200 Years of Steamboats on the Mighty Mississippi.

The exhibit features images of historic riverboats by Henry Norman during

the last decades of the 19th century when steamboats still dominated the

mighty Mississippi. The exhibit includes a featurette of the famed New

Orleans, the first steamboat to travel the Mississippi. The bicentennial of

her maiden river voyage to Louisiana is celebrated this year, 2012.*

Also, ongoing:

*through September 16: Art Glass by Jean-Louis Deal.*  Jean-Louis Deal, a

native New Orleanian, operates the Normandy Glasshouse on the Northshore of

Lake Pontchartrain.  The exhibit of select hand blown glass includes an

array of colorful contemporary forms.

Thanks for your interest and support of the West Baton Rouge Museum.