Street Address
1606 Main St, Hwy 19
Baker, LA 70714
Mailing Address
PO Box 707
Baker, LA 70704
phone: 225-774-1776
e-mail: gjgbyers@cox.net
Hours
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Weekends by appointment
Admissions
There is never a fee to enter.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Jean Byers, Director
phone: 225-774-1776
Bertie Thomas, Senior Museum Assistant
phone: 225-774-1776
Richard Kilpatrick, Maintenance Manager
phone: 225-774-1776
Kerry Gerald, Museum Guide
phone: 225-774-1776

Description

Would you care for a glass of lemonade and a little conversation? A visit to our small town and its museum is something like a visit to your Grandmother's home and her home town. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Enjoy the porch swing. Step inside the front door and it's a little like entering a time machine, like traveling back 100 year to a simpler time. A time of one room schools, the country store, the kitchen garden. Sit in the shade of the big tree and wait for the afternoon train to pass. You can almost forget that the world is passing by at 45 mph on a five lane state highway. You can almost hear the birds chirping, the clinking of the blacksmith's hammer on his anvil. Drop in, sit a while, have a glass of lemonade. And remember.

History

An American Bicentennial commemorative project, the museum is housed in a restored Victorian cottage, complimented by period furnishings and surrounded by several out buildings that depict life in the early part of the twentieth century.

Artifacts Collections

Period furnishings; china; toys; maps, documents, books; rural life artifacts.

Educational Programs

Exhibitions and displays are corelated to curriculum guidelines and educational standards; we offer gallery tours and lectures; classes; teacher resource information and materials; speaker's bureau; collection of traveling exhibit boxes available to use in classroom or library. No fees.

Governance

Municipally owned and operated

Publications

Quarterly newsletters; annual report that includes updating of video recording of building and grounds for PR or classroom use.

  • Musings (A Quarterly Newsletter from the Heritage Museum
  • The Children's Hour (newsletter that accompanies a monthly Saturday morning Children's Hour activity)