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February  2019

8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
What People Wore, As Requested
Clothing styles have changed a lot through the years. Some of the most distinctive came from the 1800´s. School groups will get to learn the history about the clothing and get to try on some of the clothes to see what it was like back then.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Lost Arts Toys and Games, As Requested
The children will be taught some of the games children played back in the 1800´s. They will learn and also get to participate in those games like: Graces, Hoop and Stick, Town Ball.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Lost Arts Medical Practices, As Requested
Groups will learn about the primitive medical techniques from the 1800´s and Civil War. It will be a demonstration with participation from the kids.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
As Requested8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Women In History, As Requested
Women in History will talk about and show what women accomplished through history, what they had to endure, and also talk about some of the most influential women in American history.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Friday; Home School Groups, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pre-registered home school groups are invited to take a tour on any Friday throughout the school year. Led by guides in period costumes, students will tour Maison Olivier. Students will then continue to the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the Life of an Acadian yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, blacksmithing and the firing of blackpowder weapons are typically available upon request. Home school groups must register.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Thursdays9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Thursday´s School Groups, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by guides in period appropriate costumes, students will tour the Maison Olivier and the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the life of an Acadian Yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, blacksmithing and the firing of black powder weapons are typically available upon request. Pre-registration is required.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Wednesday: En Francais, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preregistered school and home school groups are invited to take a French-immersed guided tour on Wednesday throughout the school year. Students will view an introductory video to the site in French and will be led throughout the Interpretive enter which houses displays written in French. Led by French speaking guides in period appropriate costumes, students will then tour the Maison Olivier and Acadian Farmstead. Tours can be catered to the fluency of the students. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, upon request.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Wednesday: En Francais, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preregistered school and home school groups are invited to take French-immersed guided tour on Wednesday throughout the school year. Led by French-speaking guides in period appropriate costumes, students will tour the Maison Olivier and Acadian Farmstead. Tours can be catered to the fluency of the students.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday12/14/2018 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Guided Hike, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger on a guided hike through the park on the nature trail and learn about the history and natural features of the park and surrounding area.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1/11/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Fontainebleau at the Microscopic Level, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visitors will get a brief overview on the basics of how to use a microscope and stereoscope, then will get a chance to examine different items found around the park and see what is going on up close.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays1/11/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Afternoon Talks at the Visitors Center, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger for a talk about the history and environment of Fontainebleau State Park. Talks will include a short overview of the park and a more in-depth talk about a rotating series of historical and nature topics.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
African American Heritage Month, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In recognition of African American Heritage Month, a display will be set up in the Interpretive Center offering visitors a glimpse into the life of a slave on a sugarcane plantation in South Louisiana in the 1800´s.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville
Vintage Valentines, Tues. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 1-4 p.m
Otis House will have vintage Valentines, post cards and various seasonal greeting cards on display through the month of February in honor of Valentine´s Day. Learn a bit of history about this popular holiday while viewing vintage Valentines, hand embroidered postcards, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards as well.
For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Black History Month Exhibit, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In recognition of Black History Month, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is presenting a special exhibit and program honoring African-Americans. The exhibit is being displayed in various historic outbuildings on the plantation grounds; and through pictures and writings will show how the lives and accomplishments of African-Americans influenced and enriched Louisiana and American history.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
2/2/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Primitive Fire Starting, 11 a.m.
Learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point may have created fire more than 3,500 years ago. Connect with our shared past in learning about primitive fire starting techniques using a bow drill. Visitors are very welcome to try out the bow drill for themselves as well!
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
2/2/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Primitive Fire Starting, 11 a.m.
Learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point may have created fire more than 3,500 years ago. Connect with our shared past in learning about primitive fire starting techniques using a bow drill. Visitors are very welcome to try out the bow drill for themselves as well!
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
First Saturday of the Month2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Bird Watching Basics, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger on a walk to learn about bird watching and to find some of the birds that visit Fontainebleau´s diverse range of habitats. Bring binoculars, water, and good shoes for the trail.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
First Saturday of the Month2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
2/8/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A Civil War School Day, 9 a.m. - Noon
The program includes black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, drilling, life of a soldier, medical and food demonstrations. Preregistration is required. Open to Home Schools, Public and Private schools.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/9/2019 to 2/10/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Fury in the Feliciana´s , 10 a.m.
Witness a recreation of the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Each day walk through the soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life by re-enactors in blue and grey. Visitors will see black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/9/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Pine Needle Basketry, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Participants will learn all the basic techniques to make a pine needle basket. Materials are provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.$10 per person.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2/15/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A War of 1812 School Day, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Students will learn about life in days of Napoleon and see a citizen soldier in West Florida in the Felicianas at the time of the war of 1812. Preregistration is required. Open to Home School and Public and Private schools.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/16/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A War of 1812 Living History Encampment, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visitors will see the Age of Napoleon come to life though volunteers in reproduction uniforms and clothing of the War of 1812. Activities will include cannon firing drills, black powder musket drills, and camp life talks.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/16/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Toad Abodes, 2 p.m.
Join the site naturalist to learn all about toads and why they are good for your garden. Participants can then paint a toad house to take home with them.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2/16/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Native Guard Battlefield Tour, 10 a.m.
In honor of Black History Month, join a park ranger on a guided hike of the Telegraph Road area where the African-American troops of the 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards fought on May 27, 1863. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, bring drinking water, appropriate clothing and insect repellent. This hike is across rough, uneven, brushy, and sometimes muddy ground. Reservations recommended.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
2/16/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Artifact Identification, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A chance for area "collectors" to have their finds identified by the park staff. The program allows staff to learn about the distribution patterns of the Native American culture and help establish a good working relationship with the area people.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
2/23/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
Light Artillery at the Battle of Mansfield, 2 p.m.
A presentation of the different types of field cannons employed by artillery batteries during the Battle of Mansfield and the various types of ammunition used. Also discussed we will be how artillery batteries were organized and functioned in battle during the American Civil War.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
2/23/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Enslaved Life at Rosedown, 11 a.m.
This program explores the history of African-American slavery and specifically at Rosedown Plantation. Life of the slave will be explained as to duties, accomplishments and treatment. The program will include touring the main house and touring outbuildings on the grounds.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fourth Saturday of the Month2/23/2019 to 6/30/2019
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
Bird Walk, 8 a.m.
New and experienced bird lovers can enjoy an hour of birding with experienced birder and Master Naturalist David Booth. Participants meet at deck overlooking swamp across from the pavilion.
For more information call 888.677.7264 toll free or 337.855.2665 locally.
2/23/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Geology, 2 p.m.
Take a guided hike through the ridges and gullies while learning the geology of Louisiana. Participants will meet at the Caroline Dormon Lodge located on HWY 3042; 1 1/2 miles north of the Chicot State Park entrance gate.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2/23/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
From Sheep to Shawl, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come see a day dedicated to textiles on the plantation. See the original loom of the plantation in action, spinning wheels turning, wool being dyed, as well as tatting demonstrations.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/24/2019
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches
Bead It, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn the craft of 18th century beading. Site Staff will teach participants how to create 18th century style wampum bracelets and belts. All materials will be provided and Participants can take their projects home. Regular park fees apply.
For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.

March  2019

8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
What People Wore, As Requested
Clothing styles have changed a lot through the years. Some of the most distinctive came from the 1800´s. School groups will get to learn the history about the clothing and get to try on some of the clothes to see what it was like back then.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Lost Arts Toys and Games, As Requested
The children will be taught some of the games children played back in the 1800´s. They will learn and also get to participate in those games like: Graces, Hoop and Stick, Town Ball.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Lost Arts Medical Practices, As Requested
Groups will learn about the primitive medical techniques from the 1800´s and Civil War. It will be a demonstration with participation from the kids.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
As Requested8/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Women In History, As Requested
Women in History will talk about and show what women accomplished through history, what they had to endure, and also talk about some of the most influential women in American history.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Friday; Home School Groups, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pre-registered home school groups are invited to take a tour on any Friday throughout the school year. Led by guides in period costumes, students will tour Maison Olivier. Students will then continue to the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the Life of an Acadian yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, blacksmithing and the firing of blackpowder weapons are typically available upon request. Home school groups must register.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Thursdays9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Thursday´s School Groups, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by guides in period appropriate costumes, students will tour the Maison Olivier and the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the life of an Acadian Yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, blacksmithing and the firing of black powder weapons are typically available upon request. Pre-registration is required.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Wednesday: En Francais, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preregistered school and home school groups are invited to take a French-immersed guided tour on Wednesday throughout the school year. Students will view an introductory video to the site in French and will be led throughout the Interpretive enter which houses displays written in French. Led by French speaking guides in period appropriate costumes, students will then tour the Maison Olivier and Acadian Farmstead. Tours can be catered to the fluency of the students. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, candle making, upon request.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays9/1/2018 to 5/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Living History Wednesday: En Francais, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preregistered school and home school groups are invited to take French-immersed guided tour on Wednesday throughout the school year. Led by French-speaking guides in period appropriate costumes, students will tour the Maison Olivier and Acadian Farmstead. Tours can be catered to the fluency of the students.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday12/14/2018 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Guided Hike, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger on a guided hike through the park on the nature trail and learn about the history and natural features of the park and surrounding area.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1/11/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Fontainebleau at the Microscopic Level, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visitors will get a brief overview on the basics of how to use a microscope and stereoscope, then will get a chance to examine different items found around the park and see what is going on up close.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays1/11/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Afternoon Talks at the Visitors Center, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger for a talk about the history and environment of Fontainebleau State Park. Talks will include a short overview of the park and a more in-depth talk about a rotating series of historical and nature topics.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
First Saturday of the Month2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Bird Watching Basics, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join the Interpretive Ranger on a walk to learn about bird watching and to find some of the birds that visit Fontainebleau´s diverse range of habitats. Bring binoculars, water, and good shoes for the trail.
For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
First Saturday of the Month2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
Fourth Saturday of the Month2/23/2019 to 6/30/2019
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
Bird Walk, 8 a.m.
New and experienced bird lovers can enjoy an hour of birding with experienced birder and Master Naturalist David Booth. Participants meet at deck overlooking swamp across from the pavilion.
For more information call 888.677.7264 toll free or 337.855.2665 locally.
3/1/2019 to 6/30/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Audubon Scout Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Audubon Scouting Experience gives Scout groups the opportunity to provide a public service project ( park staff provide list) and the park provides two interpretive activities. These activities vary as to age group and may be nature or history oriented. Completion of these activities and project will be rewarded with a special badge. All groups must preregister with the site and have a minimum of 12 participants. Program cost $10.00 each. This includes the program, badge, and admission to the park grounds.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
3/1/2019 to 3/31/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Women´s History Month , 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In recognition of Women´s History Month, a display will be set up in the Interpretive Center representing the life of Creole, Acadian, and slave women in the 1800´s.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
3/1/2019 to 3/31/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Travelling art exhibition by Darrell Chitty, twice-named "Louisiana Artist of the Year." The exhibit will be in the Rosedown conference room throughout the month of March.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month3/2/2019 to 6/30/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Commissary Hill. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/3/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Firepower!, 1 p.m.
The Port Hudson State Historic Site will conduct demonstrations of Civil War era original and reproduction weapons. The program will start with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbines, and pistols. This program will conclude with the firing of the park´s original 42-pounder sea coast cannon.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/7/2019 to 3/10/2019
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville
Blue and Gray on the Red, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Experience this annual Civil War re-enactment with re-enactors from five states. The four-day event kicks off on Thursday with an historic food tasting at 6 p.m. and speaker at 7 p.m. The Civil War School Day is set for 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday (contact site for registration). Battle reenactments are Saturday and Sunday along with informative talks ending with a ladies´ tea on Sunday. re-enactments are 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
3/15/2019 to 3/17/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Audubon Pilgrimage, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Experience the Annual West Feliciana Parish Audubon Pilgrimage at Rosedown Plantation. See the plantation in spring bloom with costumed re-enactors throughout the site.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
3/15/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Ghost Ships on the Mississippi, 6:30 p.m.
Experience the Anniversary of Battle of Port Hudson by a ranger-led evening walk to Fort Desperate and tell of bizarre and ghostly battlefield stories. After the walk, the staff will conduct a special night-time firing of the always popular 42-pounder cannon, then we move to the pond where the night-time deadly navy assault will be recreated and the destruction of the USS Mississippi will be witnessed using the model gunboat fleet.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/15/2019 to 3/17/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
The Audubon Pilgrimage, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Part of the West Feliciana Historical Societies´ Annual Tour of Historic Homes. From Friday through Sunday costumed interpreters in the look of 1821 take visitors through Oakley House. Outside, the kitchens will be preparing food using period recipes open hearth style.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
3/16/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Bird Adaptations, 2 p.m.
Learn how birds use features such as bills to thrive best in their environment. Participants will be play a game involving bird bills and also take a short hike to examine bird adaptation in nature itself along Chicot Lake.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
3/16/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
A Soldier´s Vice: Gambling in the Civil War, 2 p.m.
A fascinating look at gambling and games of chance practiced by Civil War soldiers in the field. Soldier life often produced long bouts of boredom allowing games of chance an opportunity to flourish. Visitors will learn more about these games and what the commanders thought of gambling among the ranks.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
3/16/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Morning Hike, 10 a.m.
A ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in the park. Participants will meet in the museum at 10 a.m. for an introductory video. The hike can take up to two hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group. The hike may be canceled due to weather conditions.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
3/17/2019
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches
Weave It or Leave It, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Participants will learn how to make a draw string change pouch. All materials will be provided, and Participants can take their creations home. Regular Park Fees apply.
For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
3/20/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
International Day of Francophone, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In recognition of the International Day of Francophone (March 20) Longfellow-Evangeline will be offering French-infused tours and activities to pre-registered French immersion school students the week of 3/20-3/22. Staff will dress in historic costumes and a hands on area where students can try out chores, toys and games from the period will also be provided.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
3/23/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Night Hike, 7:30 p.m.
Ranger will guide visitors along the paths of Poverty Point at dusk to observe the flora and fauna of the area. The hike will also include and "owl prowl" and storytelling and s´mores around the campfire.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
3/23/2019
Chicot State Park, Ville Platte
Guided Canoe Tour, 10 a.m. - Noon
A ranger-led guided tour of Chicot Lake and the surrounding park grounds.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
3/30/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Nature Prints, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This hands-on class will teach participants how to extract color from natural materials like leaves and flowers. Participants will make nature-printed fabrics to take home. Pre-registration is required.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
3/30/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Let´s Count the Species!, 10 a.m.
The 2nd Annual Species Count. Field guides and binoculars will be available for use to the public during the program and all data collected will be used for citizen science research mainly through eBird and iNaturalist.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
3/30/2019 to 3/31/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Siege of Port Hudson Reenactment, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The annual reenactment will mark the 156th anniversary of "The Siege of Port Hudson." Visitors will have access to reenactors from both the Union and Confederate armies. Campsites will be open to the public. The battle reenactments are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, and 1:30 PM on Sunday.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.