BATON ROUGE 200
IN THE NEWS
The Baton Rouge Advocate is commemorating the Bicentennial through special editions of the paper sponsored by local companies.
The Advocate says, "In celebration of Baton Rouge’s bicentennial, The Advocate is sharing moments from the past, tapping its 175 years of serving the community. Throughout the year, we are publishing pages from our archives which capture some of the local, national and world happenings -- everything from wars and hurricanes to festivals and social events -- that helped shape our city. We hope you enjoy them."
View all of the throwback editions here!
Local Baton Rouge artist and award-winning cartoonist, David Norwood has created a poster to commemorate the 200th birthday of Baton Rouge.
200 copies of the posters were printed, numbered and signed individually by Norwood. Be sure to "like" Baton Rouge 200 on Facebook for your chance to win a poster!
Six square blocks straddled Calle Floridana — Florida Street — 200 years ago, when the sleepy Mississippi River outpost of Baton Rouge was incorporated as a Louisiana city that grew around a downtown now back on the rise... Read More.
The Red Stick turns 200 on Tuesday, and residents and businesses can join in the celebration with Wear Red Day to show their city pride...
Come out to celebrate Baton Rouge's 200th Birthday with the Downtown Business Association!
January 17, 2017 | North Boulevard Town Square | 11:00am-1:30pm | FREE to attend
11:00: Press conference
11:30: Live music from Nick Abraham Band
Downtown attractions will be setup in Town Square to talk with the public about their 2017 programming. Come out during your lunch hour to celebrate Baton Rouge's 200th Birthday and enjoy some live music!
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR RED!
View event on DBA's Facebook
Baton Rouge 200 partners, The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, with the help of generous sponsors Exxon Mobil and J.P. Morgan Chase, have announced a 12-part series entitled “Celebrating 200 Years of Baton Rouge.” Throughout 2017, as Baton Rouge celebrates its 200th year of incorporation, you’ll find a new monthly feature inside every edition of Business Report--as well as its sister publications 225 and inRegister.
Read "Part 1: 1817 - 1870" Here
2017 kicks off a yearlong celebration of the Baton Rouge Bicentennial, marking 200 years since the city was incorporated...