Explore Baton Rouge: Things to Do at Rural Life Museum



Windrush House

Evening at Windrush

Friday, April 26, 2024

6:30-9 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, and delicious food set amidst the stunning Windrush Gardens. You'll be treated to delectable cocktails and an elegant Southern supper, prepared by the renowned Chef John Folse. 

All proceeds benefit the Friends of LSU Rural Life Museum.  

Purchase Tickets to An Evening at Windrush Here

*For event and table sponsorships, please contact the Museum directly by calling (225)765-2437 or emailing rlm@lsu.edu.*



pictures of campers participating in apprentice program activities

Apprentice Program Summer Day Camp

Monday, June 3- Friday, June 7, 2024

8 AM-12:30 PM daily

Step into a world of tradition and craftsmanship with the LSU Rural Life Museum's Apprentice Program, a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience for 4th-8th graders. Young apprentices will embark on a fascinating journey back in time, exploring the rich heritage of 19th-century Louisiana.

Camp Details:

Dates: June 3rd-7th, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM daily
Age Group: Open to 4th-8th graders for the 2024-2025 school year
Location: LSU Rural Life Museum

Camp Experience:

During the camp, campers will be taught various traditional skills and trades under the guidance of skilled artisans & museum staff. They will experience different crafts that were once part of everyday life in the past, including blacksmithing, calligraphy, candle-making, weaving, woodworking, and more. Each day will bring a new adventure, where campers can learn practical skills and discover stories from the past.

Camp Cost:

The cost of this immersive journey is $125 per camper, offering exceptional value for an unforgettable summer experience. This fee is due on or before the first day of camp. 


Secure your spot in the LSU Rural Life Museum Apprentice Program by registering online. Don't miss out on this chance to step back in time and discover the wonders of Louisiana's rural heritage!

Click Here to Register!