Photo courtesy of Rev. Nina Russell
In honor of the 1817-2017 Baton Rouge Bicentennial Celebration, the annual Commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge will be enriched with educational displays and special guests sharing Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s history, archaeology, cultural and medical past. The free event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Historical Magnolia Cemetery, 422 N. 19th Street, with exhibitions beginning at 9 a.m. and the formal program beginning at 10 a.m.
Chairs, tenting, and water will be provided and the set-up will be in a shaded area.
The event will take place on the 155th anniversary date of the Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge which took place in and around the Historic Magnolia Cemetery in 1862. The Historic Magnolia Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located between Florida and Main Street. Cars may enter at the 19th Street gate.
In addition to the Trustees of the Historic Magnolia Cemetery, an auxiliary of Preserve Louisiana, BREC and Rabenhorst are sponsors of this educational offering. For further information contact Chip Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 931-7561 Carolyn Bennett.