May 6th Preservation Month Kickoff at Capitol Park Museum
Come celebrate National Preservation Month with us this May at Capitol Park Museum! Join the city of Baton Rouge, Capitol Park Museum, and the Historic Spanish Town Civic Association for a Preservation Month Kickoff on May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
We're committed to preserving Louisiana's vibrant history and using it to build a better, more equitable future for everyone. Join us for family-friendly activities such as a preservation scavenger hunt, historic neighborhood tours, and a preservation workshop and presentations. We'll be showcasing the value of historic preservation and how it benefits places, people, and communities. This is a great chance to discover more about our shared heritage, so don't miss out!
Capitol Park Museum will offer a free Spanish Town Historic Walking Tour in collaboration with the City-Parish Planning Commission’s Historic Preservation Commission to highlight the upcoming historic buildings survey of Spanish Town that was commissioned by the Planning Commission through a grant obtained from the Louisiana Department of Cultural, Recreation and Tourism’s Division of Historical Preservation (Office of Cultural Development). Upon completion in the fall, the Spanish Town Historic Buildings Survey will also be available as an interactive story map on the Historic Preservation Commission website. Spanish Town is on the National Register of Historic Places.
As part of Preservation Month Kickoff, Capitol Park Museum will also offer a free bicycle tour of the Spanish Town neighborhood in collaboration with Bike Baton Rouge, a grassroots, all-volunteer run, 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to make bicycling and walking in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas safer, easier, and more enjoyable through advocacy, education, and action. Registration is required for the walking and biking tours and tickets can be found on Eventbrite.
The city of Baton Rouge has designated May as Historic Preservation Month.
The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth Street in Baton Rouge. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (final tickets sold at 3:30 p.m.). Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, and active military, and free for children 6 and under. Visit LouisianaStateMuseum.org for more information.
For further information, please contact:
Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Capitol Park Museum
Capitol Park Museum, Division Director
P: 225-219-0724 | C: 225-229-3389