The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will open its exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” with a one-woman show, “Civil War Women’s Perspectives” by historical actress Linda Collins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

The performance is about the American Civil War through the eyes of five different historically based women who experienced the war firsthand, including a slave, a female soldier, a plantation owner, a Southern belle and a young Acadian girl.

Collins changes characters through inventive costume changes and cadence.

Each woman’s plight is shaped by the homefront sacrifices, threats of violence, loss of husbands and brothers, and the pivotal moment for the enslaved woman to decide whether to flee the plantation of her enslavement.

The museun also will conduct a guided tour of the exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” followed by a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 2012 feature film, “Lincoln,” all beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

Admission to all events is free.

For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit