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 produced by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. The exhibit closes February 28, 2021