NEWS


  • GIVING TUESDAY 2022
    This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to discover all of the amazing things in the works with Friends of the Capitol Park Museum. Hear from our President, Chenese Lewis about how you can make an impact at the museum this […]
  • FRIENDS OF THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM FEATURED IN 2022-2023 GIVING GUIDE
    Friends of the Capitol Park Museum is featured in the 2022-2023 Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and inRegister Magazine Giving Guide! The issue is currently available on newsstands throughout Baton Rouge! Find us on pages 68 and 69 and scan […]
  • Seeking New Board Members
    FOTCPM has been fortunate to have incredible leaders serve as board members over the past years. One of the greatest strengths of our organization has been the collaboration of people with different perspectives, skills, and experiences. We have space for […]
  • PURCHASE SPANISH TOWN PARADE PARTY T-SHIRTS
    It’s not too late to purchase your Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade T-shirts! Available in adult sizes small, medium, large, X-large, and XX-large. T-shirts cost $20.00 PLUS $9.95 shipping and handling Spanish Town Parade Party T-Shirt SMALL – 20.00 USDMEDIUM […]
  • SPANISH TOWN PARADE PARTY
    IT’S BACK!! Mardi has come back to Baton Rouge and that means the famous Friends of the Capitol Park Museum Spanish Town Parade Party is in the works! Everyone knows the best place to watch the Spanish Town Parade is […]
  • FRIENDS OF THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM HONORS CHENESE LEWIS WITH THE 2021 PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR BOARD MEMBER EXCELLENCE
    The President of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Capitol Park Museum, Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, has announced Chenese Lewis as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Board Member Excellence. The award was created to annually recognize […]
  • CLOSING NIGHT PROGRAM |THE GREEN BOOK: A PLAY
    Friends of the Capitol Park Museum invite you to help us celebrate the closing of the incredible Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibition, by attending a dramatic reading of the play, “The Green Book”, by Calvin Ramsey. UpStage Theatre Company will […]
  • PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BATON ROUGE VOL. XV
    PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge is back for Vol. XV! Join us on Thursday, October 14th at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 North 4th Street, BR LA. From 5:00-5:30 enjoy a reception, including wine and refreshments. Presentations will begin at 5:30. […]
  • “The Negro Motorist Green Book” Local Sponsors
    This program is a 2021 Ebb & Flow Festival event and is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and the Metro Council
  • Baton Rouge “Downtown East” Historical Bicycle Tour
    Baton Rouge was founded on the banks of the Mississippi River and has changed dramatically from its days as a sleepy river town to its now seat as the state’s capital. Today, historic markers note locations of famous battlegrounds, well-known […]
  • Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America
    Traveling While Black Film Series and Dialogue: Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America, PBS – with SUNO online programming – hosted dialogue, panelists: Angela Bell (Moderator), Emily Pfiel (Producer for Steeple Chase Films), Gretchen Sorin (Writer of […]
  • Capitol Park Museum Celebrates Juneteenth
    Also known as Freedom day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of those who have been enslaved in the United States. Capitol Park Museum in partnership with the Baton Rouge African American Museum will host live music, poetry, with […]