Queen Zulu: Rose Roche of Port Allen

Queen Zulu: Rose Roche of Port Allen

Event Start Date: January 19, 2021
Event End Date: January 19, 2021
Event Start Time: 10:00 AM
Event End Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: West Baton Rouge Museum
Event Location: 845 N Jefferson Ave
City: Port Allen

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Queen Zulu: Rose Roche of Port Allen On January 2, 2021, the West Baton Rouge Museum will open a new exhibition, Queen Zulu: Rose Roche of Port Allen. That’s right, the West Baton Rouge native and graduate of Cohn High School, Rose A. Lee Roche was ceremoniously crowned the Queen of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club of New Orleans in 1996. Rose was the first selected Queen of the Zulu carnival club who was not from New Orleans. The WBRM is proud to feature the Queen’s costume, photographs, memorabilia, vintage coconuts, throws and posters. For the first time, eleven Zulu Queen’s costume design sketches by Anthony and Shirley Colombo will on exhibit. Visitors will learn about the hierarchy, regalia, ball, promenade and parade of the one of America’s largest cultural events produced by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. The exhibit closes February 28, 2021.