EVENTS


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August2021
THIRD THURSDAY FREE ADMISSIONEnjoy FREE ADMISSION to Capitol Park Museum every third Thursday of the month, thanks to the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum! Bring the family to experience larger-than-life Louisiana history, including a 48-foot wooden shrimp trawler, Pete Fountain’s clarinet, and a rare Civil War submarine.
9:00 am – 4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
21
August2021
Launch of “The Negro Motorist Green Book” Exhibit at the Capitol Park Museum
9:00 am – 4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
21
August2021
Green Book Opening Party & Resource FairMayor Sharon Weston Broome, the BRidge Agency, #EatBlackBR, Kimble Properties, and Capitol Park Museum are proud to sponsor a free community resources fair, $5 exhibition discounted entry!
9:00 am – 3:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
21
August2021
Baton Rouge “Downtown East” Historical Bicycle TourBaton 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 businesses, and even the home of the man who shot and killed Governor Huey P. Long. You will not find, however, a plaque outside the Old State Capitol describing the Free Rides campaign during the 1953 bus boycott, even though that momentous event was pivotal to the civil rights movement. Graffiti is the only text you’ll find on the site of the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King stayed while he was in Baton Rouge and almost none of the buildings he would have patronized while in the city remain.

All of the historic markers that do not exist but certainly should, will be visited on the Green Book Bike Tour. We will begin at the State Museum and make our way first through downtown Baton Rouge to the area known now as “old” South Baton Rouge.
9:00 am – 11:00 amCapitol Park Museum
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August2021
Green Book Architecture and History presentation by Kiwana McClungJoin us for an evening presentation by Kiwana McCLung, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ticket includes entrance to the Green Book exhibition.
The Green Book research conducted by Associate Professor McClung concerns all of the sites and physical structures listed under the Louisiana sections of all The Negro Motorist Green Books produced by Victor H. Green from 1939-1967, and seeks to unearth the stories related to these listings. These narratives will include the routes of travel that people of color would have considered safe for navigating the Jim Crow landscape of Louisiana, as well as the major events affecting travel and the listing’s inclusion in the Green Book.
Kiwana T. McClung, Assoc. AIA, NOMA is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, and an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kiwana has worked on a variety of architectural and planning projects as an Architectural Designer with Coleman Partners Architects LLC. in Baton Rouge, LA and emerymcclure architecture LLC. In Lafayette, LA. She has served as faculty advisor to the UL chapter of NOMAS, the student organization for National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) since 2013. In 2016, Kiwana was awarded the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award for her work with UL NOMAS and for her efforts in increasing diversity within a school of architecture and curricula.
5:00 pm
28
August2021
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, Traveling while Black Film Series and Dialogue with Wilkin Jones. March on Washington AnniversaryCapitol Park Museum will host a viewing of the Smithsonian’s film “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” followed by a local speaker and citizen historian, Wilkin Jones of Opelousas, Louisiana. Mr. Jones is working to open an African American museum in St. Landry Parish, and he will share stories of his perilous journeys while traversing Louisiana’s roads while pursuing higher education at Southern University. There will be an opportunity to continue this valuable conversation the following, with a guided discussion by Dialogue on Race: Louisiana that will center around the Green Book films and the direct needs of Louisianans on. That event is on September 4th from 1 pm – 3 pm and requires registration.
5:00 pm – 8:30 pmCapitol Park Museum
28
August2021
Junior Cultural AmbassadorsTo celebrate the Louisiana Music and The Baton Rouge Blues Festival, our ambassadors will listen to jazz while making musical instruments from household items and upcycled materials. 
10:30 am – 12:00 pmCapitlo Park Museum
31
August2021
Ruth and the Green BookThe first of a monthly book club lead by Erika Green, this children’s book shows that themes as weighty as segregation and Civil Rights can accessible to everyone at any reading level.
5:30 pmCapitol Park Museum
2
September
Panel discussion “Community, Race, and Transportation”
6:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
4
September2021
Dialogue on Race by Maxine Crump
1:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
8
September2021
 Lunchtime Lagniappe (free)
12:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
9
September2021
Green Book (2018), Traveling while Black Film Series and Dialogue
4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
11
September2021
History with a Twist
3:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
18
September2021
Smithsonian Museum Day
9:00 am – 4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
23
September2021
Mike Foster Words and Music
5:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
25
September2021
Historical Bicycle Tour
9:00 amCapitol Park Museum
28
September2021
The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock’ N’ Roll
6:30 pmVirtual
30
September2021
MetroMorphosis Black Futures: A Sankofa Series
5:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
17
March2022
THIRD THURSDAY FREE ADMISSIONEnjoy FREE ADMISSION to Capitol Park Museum every third Thursday of the month, thanks to the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum! Bring the family to experience larger-than-life Louisiana history, including a 48-foot wooden shrimp trawler, Pete Fountain’s clarinet, and a rare Civil War submarine.
9:00 am – 4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum
21
April2022
THIRD THURSDAY FREE ADMISSIONEnjoy FREE ADMISSION to Capitol Park Museum every third Thursday of the month, thanks to the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum! Bring the family to experience larger-than-life Louisiana history, including a 48-foot wooden shrimp trawler, Pete Fountain’s clarinet, and a rare Civil War submarine.
9:00 am – 4:00 pmCapitol Park Museum