The West Baton Rouge Museum is currently hosting “When the Cannon Fell Silent,” an exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War.
The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 16, features a collection of original Civil War prints that includes works published by Frank Leslie.
Leslie commissioned 20 skilled artists to sketch “every battle, skirmish and military movement to give to the anxious ones at home a vivid and realistic picture of the real war,” officials said in a news release.
The exhibit also includes seven prints from Winslow Homer that show a very human side to the war.
For more information, visit www.westbatonrouge museum.com.
‘Christmas in July’ fundraiser
The West Baton Rouge Historical Association has opened registration for its 10th annual “Christmas in July” fundraiser — a card party set for July 27.
The group is asking for a $25 donation, per person, to compete in games of bridge, hand and foot canasta, Shanghai rummy, sequence, pokeno, bouree and other games.
The fundraiser includes lunch and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Baton Rouge Community Center.
Registration is open until July 20.
Call Alice LeBlanc at (225) 336-2422, ext. 10, to register or for additional information.
Art camp registration
Registration is underway for the Kids & Kolor Art Camp. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 22-25 at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park meeting room.
The camp, sponsored by the Plaquemine Main Street Program and Iberville Friends of the Arts, is open to children ages 8-12.
The $10 registration fee covers all four days and art supplies.
Professional artists will be on hand to teach kids about watercolor, book making, drawing, recycling art and other artistic pursuits.
To register, call Charlene Bishop at (225) 776-4119 or the Plaquemine Main Street Program at (225) 687-3116.
‘Hats Off Gala’
St. Aubry Ladies’ Auxiliary Court will host its annual “Hats Off Gala” at 3 p.m. June 28 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Hall in Maringouin.
Advance tickets are $7 each. Tickets cost $8 on the day of the event.
Attendees are asked to wear a hat, model a hat or just come to enjoy delicious food, entertainment and door prizes.
Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence is asking everyone to join in the city’s Juneteenth celebration June 19 at William and Lee Park in Port Allen.
There will be food, drinks and amusement rides for kids, and the park’s swimming pool will be open all day.
A basketball tournament is scheduled for noon, and live music will be provided.
Children are also encouraged to bring roller skates.
For more information, call Lawrence at (225) 344-4830.
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