4-H Day at the Capitol is quickly approaching! Each year the 4-H Youth Development Department hosts 4-H Day at the Capitol for all 4-H members throughout the state. This event is held to promote the 4-H program to Louisiana legislators. This year, 4-H Day at the Capitol will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The event will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. on the capitol steps. The State Citizenship Board will present a living history of Louisiana on the steps from 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The general assembly will start at 10 a.m. During the general assembly, 4-H members will get to hear from various representatives and senators. Once the assembly is completed, 4-H groups are free to do their scheduled activities. Many parishes plan meetings to greet their representative or senator. Parish groups can also tour the Capitol or browse the exhibits in the rotunda.
Once finished at the Capitol there are many other things to do around Baton Rouge. Many groups come and make this event a full day by adding other activities. One opportunity that is available to groups is to tour the Louisiana State Museum, which is located next door to the Capitol. The Louisiana State Museum has some great interactive activities for youth. If your group is interested in visiting the museum, please contact Leslie Moran. There are plenty of other things in downtown Baton Rouge for your group to do such as touring the USS Kidd, visiting the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum or exploring the Old Governor’s Mansion. For other ideas about things to do with your group, you can visit the tourism website for Baton Rouge at www.visitbatonrouge.com.
For any other questions about 4-H Day at the Capitol, please contact Leslie Moran. Hope to see you all there!
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