Our afternoon began with an early lunch at the Court Street Cafe. The cafe is on the main "drag" in town and serves up breakfast and lunch to locals and a few tourists searching for food off the beaten path. The hamburger I ordered did not disappoint. We were early so had no trouble finding a parking spot, but noticed that when we left the parking spots were few.
Upon arriving at the museum we observed that we could have brought a brown bag lunch as many of the lecture attendees had done. The thirty or so people had gathered around to have the opportunity to learn about the book, see some slides of the book's photographs and meet the author and the photographer.
Anne Butler wrote the text and Henry Cancienne artfully captured the sites along Highway 1.
Elayne Spinks Kuehler, was one of the featured artists. It was our first time to see her work on display and we were impressed. Her painting is lovely and we enjoyed having a real connection to the exhibit. Also on display were works by the deceased artist, Norma Roy. We knew Norma in another way. She was our Physical Education teacher all those years ago at Istrouma High School. Who knew the coincidence of that!
West Baton Rouge Museum is a vibrant place with many events including the lunchtime lectures, exhibits, educational opportunities for teachers and students and a great permanent collection featuring Three Hundred Years of History in West Baton Rouge.
Thanks, Marilea, for including me on this perfect Weekday Ramble!