BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Capitol Park Museum will be unveiling a new exhibit featuring one of the biggest parties in the nation’s capital — the Washington Mardi Gras Ball.

The exhibit called Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball is set to debut on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The exhibit will revisit past Washington Mardi Gras Balls since its start in 1944 and the roles members of the Louisiana delegation have played in the celebration, according to Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum.

“Washington Mardi Gras is more than a party,” said Nungesser. “It’s an important annual event in our nation’s capital that promotes the culture of business, and the business of culture in our state.”

State museum officials said items such as royal regalia, costumes, photographs, posters, and memorabilia will be featured in the exhibit.

Once opened, the exhibit will be available for viewing until September 16, 2023. Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth Street in downtown Baton Rouge. For more information, click here.