Legacy of Leadership: 85 Years of the Junior League of Baton Rouge


Legacy of Leadership, 85 Years of the Junior League of Baton Rouge honors the leagues decades of service to the community.

The Junior League is a non-profit organization of women devoted to encouraging volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective leadership. The League focuses on serving Baton Rouge's children and their families through education, health, arts and cultural enrichment. It was founded in 1932 and now has over 1600 all-women members.

The exhibition examines the Junior League's most significant projects and contributions to our community. Exhibition partners include the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, Volunteers in Public Schools, Magnolia Mound Kitchen, Volunteer!Baton Rouge and Family Services of Baton Rouge. The images and artifacts unveil the League's historical archive and some of the members' personal collections.

Junior League of Baton Rouge Members, c. 1955. Image courtesy of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Library. 

Junior League of Baton Rouge Members, c. 1955. Image courtesy of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Library.