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April  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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/6/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
National Tartan Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
National Tartan Day honors and celebrates Scottish culture and the role it has played in the development of the United States. This day is also to honor Daniel Turnbull, a Scot who built Rosedown Plantation. The public is invited to come to Rosedown dressed in their family tartans to help celebrate National Tartan Day.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/6/2019
Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville
2019 UCA Grace & Glow Run, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
A family-friendly event to benefit Grace Place Ministries, a soup kitchen in Monroe, La. that serves up to 3700 meals per month and provides clothing, household items and canned goods to anyone in need. The event is sponsored by local businesses, donated door prizes food, etc. All pre-registrants receive a free T-shirt to wear, along with glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets.
For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
4/6/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
Battlefield Tour and Remembrance, 1 p.m.
A unique and in-depth tour of the battlefield to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield. See areas of the battlefield not regularly open to the public. The tour will involve outdoor walking of app. 1.5 miles; appropriate footwear and clothing (to include wet/muddy conditions) is recommended. Cost to take part in this special guided tour is $6 per person. A brief commemorative ceremony will follow the tour.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
4/6/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Civil War Trust Park Day, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Park Day is an excellent opportunity to bring history enthusiasts together to help keep our nation´s heritage preserved and pristine. Great opportunity for volunteers to help with work around the park. A T-shirt will be provided to volunteers through the Civil War Trust.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/7/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Devil´s Elbow Tour, 9:45 a.m. - Noon
As part of the Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table Symposium, a Port Hudson SHS ranger will conduct a tour of "The Devil´s Elbow." This portion of the battlefield is privately owned by the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill. The tour will leave the Port Hudson Visitor Center at 9:45 AM and travel by caravan to the Devil´s Elbow. Devil´s Elbow was defended in 1863 by Boone´s Louisiana Battery and Mile´s Louisiana Legion. Level of difficulty is easy to moderate. Participants need to wear closed-toe shoes, bring insect repellent, and water for drinking. Hiking distance 1 1/2 miles.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/7/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m.
Children can enjoy an afternoon of hunting for Easter eggs on the grounds. After the Easter egg hunt, children can play 19th century games. Prizes will be given out to children who find the Rosedown eggs.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/12/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Living History Day (School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The program provides a variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing, participating, and hearing about different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/12/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A War of 1812 School Day, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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. Preregistration required.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/13/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Jane Austen Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Step back into the early 19th century and experience life in 1815 during the Regency Period. Activities will include speaking with the fan, etiquette, a tea, and making bath salts that you can take home. There will be period dance lessons, a duel, and a visit to discover soldier life during the War of 1812.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/13/2019 to 4/14/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
Battle of Pleasant Hill Presentation, 11 a.m. each day
Come learn about the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. An in-depth presentation and discussion of this battle which involved over 30,000 troops will take place over the weekend. A large-screen presentation by the park historian that will feature photos, battlefield maps, and more.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
4/13/2019
Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham
Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.
Easter egg hunt, games and crafts for kids. Great way to enjoy the Easter break.
For more information call 888.677.2263 toll free or 318.249.2595 locally.
4/13/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Prehistoric Pottery Making, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
A ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. Attendees can try their hand at creating items such as figurines, decorated artistic objects, coiled clay pots, and clay pipes inspired by those that have been excavated from the site. All materials will be provided, so no special equipment is required except your hands and creativity. It is recommended to wear or bring appropriate clothes for working with potentially messy clay.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
4/20/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Bird Hike, 9:30 a.m.
Ever find yourself saying, "What kind of bird was that?" Join Ms. Roselie Overby, an amateur ornithologist as she walks the site identifying various birds. Attendees are should bring both your binoculars and curiosity for this 2-mile hike.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
4/20/2019
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
Easter Egg Hunt
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Three hunts during the day for separate age groups. More information to be announced soon.
For more information call 888.677.7264 toll free or 337.855.2665 locally.
4/20/2019
Chicot State Park, Ville Platte
Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m.
Grab your baskets and hop along to Chicot State Park for an Easter Egg Hunt. For children 12 and under.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
4/20/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Earth Day Hike, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
"Protect our Species" - participants will visit eight different ecological habitats within the park. Hiking distance about 2 1/2 miles. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, and a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/20/2019
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Easter Event, 10 a.m.
Easter egg hunt for overnight and day use guests. Easter crafts and games following egg hunt. Attendees encouraged to bring Easter baskets or containers to collect eggs.
For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.
4/20/2019
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Easter Event, 10 a.m.
Easter egg hunt for overnight and day use guests. Easter crafts and games following egg hunt. Attendees encouraged to bring Easter baskets or containers to collect eggs.
For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.
4/25/2019
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville
History in Bloom at Otis House Museum, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Madisonville Garden Club will host its annual flower featuring floral arrangements of all sizes throughout the house to be enjoyed as you take a guided tour learning local history. Tour participants are invited to vote on their favorite of the arrangements as Garden club members offer presentations in several areas of the museum. The arrangements will remain on display through April 28th.
For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
4/27/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Spring Edible Plants, 2 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what wild plants are good to eat? Join us at the Arboretum to learn about and sample some the spring wild edible plants found in our area.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
4/27/2019
Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville
Pinewood Derby & Walkabout/Pack 54 Cub Scouts, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A pinewood derby and walkabout for cub scout troop 54. Approximately 85 participants will be in attendance.
For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
4/27/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
Park Day, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Volunteers Needed. In partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, volunteers wishing to donate time and a little labor are needed to help park staff with various outdoor tasks such as trail maintenance and park grounds cleanup. Work gloves and outdoor clothing/footwear is recommended. Registration is required; contact the park at 318-872-1474 before April 20 to register.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
4/27/2019
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville
Parlor Pastimes, 10 a.m. - noon; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A two part teaching program on pastimes of ladies of the Civil War era. The first half is an instructor-led program on shuttle-tatting. The second half is an instructor-led knitting class. Guests may participate in one or both classes. Pre-registration is required.
For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.

May  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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome.
For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Friday of Month May thru October5/3/2019 to 10/4/2019
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Evening Hike, 7:30 p.m.
Experience and learn about the sights and sounds of the evening on this ranger-led hike through the park. Join the Interpretive Ranger for a leisurely evening hike. Attendees are encouraged to bring insect repellent, a flashlight and water for the hike.
For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.
Every Saturday of Month May thru October5/4/2019 to 9/28/2019
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Morning Hike, 8 a.m.
Join the park Interpretive Ranger for an educational morning hike. Enjoy the sights and sounds on the park hiking trail while discovering what nature has to offer.
For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.
5/4/2019 to 5/5/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A Night at the Plantation, 4 p.m. - 10 a.m.
Bring your tents and camp out on the Oakley Plantation grounds in this annual program. Visit the slave cabins under the stars and hear stories of life for the enslaved on a plantation. A fee is charged and preregistration is a must!
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/4/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Sock Moccasins Making, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Participants will use tube socks and trim to create "authentic" moccasins. All supplies provided - Kids bring their imagination. For children 6-12 years old.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
5/5/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Firepower!, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The program is demonstrations of Civil War-era weapons beginning with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbines, and pistols. The program will conclude with the firing of the park´s always popular 42-pounder siege cannon.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/10/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Living History Day (School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This program will present to school groups a great variety of Civil War era interpretive activities. Students and parents will travel to several different stations viewing and participating in different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/11/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Bird Walk for Beginners, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
A ranger-led bird hike through the grounds of Port Hudson State Historic Site. This event includes a brief introduction to birding and bird-watching. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, sun screen and a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcomed.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/11/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Bird Walk for Beginners, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
A ranger-led bird hike through the grounds of Port Hudson State Historic Site. This event includes a brief introduction to birding and bird-watching. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, sun screen and a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcomed.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/11/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Traditions and Tales, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m .
Traditions and Tales is a multicultural, inter-generational, and educational festival which offers experiences for both children and adults. Events include tea party, storytelling, singing, dancing and puppet storytelling. Admission is $4 for ages 4-61.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
5/11/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
Traditions and Tales, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m .
Traditions and Tales is a multicultural, inter-generational, and educational festival which offers experiences for both children and adults. Events include tea party, storytelling, singing, dancing and puppet storytelling. Admission is $4 for ages 4-61.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
5/11/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
International Migratory Bird Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn more about wild birds and their conservation at this event which will include crafts, presentations, games and displays.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
5/11/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Bird Calls and Songs, 2 p.m.
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day while learning some of the calls and songs of the birds of the Arboretum. Binoculars will be provided so that visitors can confirm what they are hearing.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
5/17/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
A Revolutionary War School Day, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Students will learn about life in British West Florida in the Felicianas during the American Revolution 240 years ago. There will be black powder weapon demonstrations, open hearth cooking, life of a soldier and more. The event is free; Preregistration is required.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/18/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
The Revolutionary War Battle of Baton Rouge, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore Louisiana´s role in the revolution and the 240th Anniversary of the siege and Battle for Baton Rouge through Living History Demonstrations. Special activities include militia drills throughout the day and musket ball-making demonstrations and more. Visitors are invited to learn how to drill and march with muskets.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/18/2019
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Costumed demonstrators will be using period techniques, equipment, and recipes to show the visitors just how much effort it took to create the meals of yesterday. The program is included in the standard grounds charge for the park.
For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/18/2019
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
A Day in the Life of the Early Acadian Child, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In recognition of National Kids to Parks Day, children will be able to experience what life would have been like in the early 1800´s as an Acadian child. Children will be encouraged to participate in chores ( such as working in the garden, seeding cotton, making butter, etc.) as well as have the opportunity to play games the Acadian children enjoyed. Staff will be dressed in historic costumes and a limited number of children´s costumes will be available on a first come, first served basis. Refreshments will be provided to all participants. This program is subject to change based upon weather conditions. Pre-registration is required.
For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
5/18/2019
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Aquatic Critters, 2 p.m.
Interpretors will teach guests about all of the tiny organisms that live in the Chicot Lake. Species will be identified by catching and examining with microscopes and a projector. Don´t miss the educational excursion.
For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
5/18/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Kids to Parks Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring your children out to connect with the outdoors and nature. Take a nature hike, do nature scavenger hunt and pickup an Endangered Species Activity Book. Port Hudson offers two different Nature Trail and a Civil War Historical Trail patches.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/18/2019
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps
Kids to Park Day Hunter Gatherer For A Day, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Activities include a ranger-guided hike at 9:45 a.m., an atlatl demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and earth oven demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. If visitors plan on attending all of the activities, it is recommended to bring a lunch for picnic.
For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
5/25/2019
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield
Soldier Life Talk and Musket Demonstration, 2 p.m.
Learn about the life of the average Union and Confederate soldier. This program will center on the typical uniform and equipment soldiers wore and carried in the field and will include a musket loading and firing demonstration.
For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
5/25/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Fort Desperate Guided Tour and Hike, 9 a.m.
Take a guided tour to the exposed ridge of Fort Desperate. Find out why the 292 men of the 15th Arkansas refused to give up their ground or be relieved during their bloody struggle against numerous brigades of the blue-clad warriors from the north. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, wear closed-toe shoes, sun screen an a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/25/2019
Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson
Fort Desperate Guided Tour and Hike, 9 a.m.
Take a guided tour to the exposed ridge of Fort Desperate. Find out why the 292 men of the 15th Arkansas refused to give up their ground or be relieved during their bloody struggle against numerous brigades of the blue-clad warriors from the north. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, wear closed-toe shoes, sun screen an a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
Saturdays Only5/25/2019 to 8/3/2019
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Outdoor Classroom, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Learn about a variety of plants, insects and wildlife native to Bogue Chitto in this ranger-led program. Program focus will vary from week to week and craft time will be included for the children.
For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.