Special Events | Rural Life Museum


LSU Rural Life Museum is Open 8:00am to 5:00 CST


In accordance with LSU directives, local, state and federal requirements the LSU Rural Life Museum is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19. All special events listed below are subject to these requirements in regards to COVID-19 recovery.  For updates, please check our website and social media channels, and for university updates please visit LSU Roadmap to Spring.


Acadian Quilt and Vintage Books

LSU Rural Life Museum Spring Speaker Series

April 24, 2021 - Meg Marshall, Thomas Klinger and Dr. Nathan Wendt, "Louisiana Creole Voices: Preserving Recordings of Descendants of Enslaved People Along the Mississippi River"
May 1, 2021 - Melissa Eastin, "The East Baton Rouge Library's Special Collections Department: Who We Are and What We Do"
May 8, 2021 - Dr. Jenna Kuttruff, "Louisiana Acadian Textiles and the Importance of Textile Preservation"
May 15, 2021 - Melissa Smith, "LSU Libraries Special Collections Role with Community Outreach"

Starting at 10:00am each Saturday

This year the annual Ione E. Burden Symposium will still be live lecture series at the LSU Rural Life Museum, but only limited seating is available.  Each presentation will also be available virtually via Zoom.  Each Saturday a different distinguished speaker will give about an hour long presentation and then be available for discussion.  

Registration is required. Please visit the online registration page. When registering, please be sure to signup for the correct category of whether you will be attending the symposium in person or watching online.  If you have questions about registration, please contact Carrie Couvillon at ccouvillon@lsu.edu or 225-765-2437.

Regular admission rates will be charged for in-person attendance for each Saturday of the Speaker Series. There will not be a charge to attend this Speaker Series virtually.

Learn more about the Speakers and Topics of Discussion in this Series.