The West Baton Rouge Museum is dedicated to preserving the culture and history of the town and parish as they relate to sate, national and international history. Major themes explored by the museum include rural life, urban development, sugar plantations, and local folklife. The museum's permanent collection features a variety of items including photographs, tools, medical equipment, decorative arts and furniture, weaponry and military items, art, and personal items. Interesting highlights include a mid-18th century silk embroidered sampler (samplers were a way for young women to learn how to stitch) and what remains of a Civil War flag that was carefully pieced back together. The museum also manages historic structures: the c. 1830 Alliet House and the buildings on the Allendale Plantation. The house and plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.