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August  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Junior Ranger Program, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. upon request Available on request, a visitor can ask for a Jr. Ranger booklet which must be completed in order to receive a Jr. Ranger badge and certificate. Inside the booklet are a number of activities which require knowledge of Poverty Point to complete. The answers can be found while viewing a video in the theatre and examining displays of artifacts in the museum. A self-guided driving or hiking tour will be helpful. Of course, visitors can also join a ranger-guided tram tour around the site to help with the completion of the booklet as well. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/5/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Forager Hike, 9:30 a.m. Get a look at some of the plants which would have been eaten and used by the ancient Native Americans. A 1.5 mile ranger-led hike will take visitors through a portion of the earthworks with a focus on useful native plants. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/25/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Earth Oven Demonstration, 11 a.m. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used earthen cooking balls to cook their food using specially dug pit, using materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants over 3,000 years ago. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/25/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Civil War Vittles, 2 p.m. Come and see how soldiers and officers of the American Civil War perfected cooking and eating while on the march and in camp. Learn about hard tack, the origins of canned goods, making coffee without coffee, and campfire delicacies. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
8/25/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Civil War Vittles, 2 p.m. Come and see how soldiers and officers of the American Civil War perfected cooking and eating while on the march and in camp. Learn about hard tack, the origins of canned goods, making coffee without coffee, and campfire delicacies. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
8/25/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Civil War Vittles, 2 p.m. Come and see how soldiers and officers of the American Civil War perfected cooking and eating while on the march and in camp. Learn about hard tack, the origins of canned goods, making coffee without coffee, and campfire delicacies. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

September  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
9/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Primitive Fire Starting, 11 a.m. Learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point would 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 encouraged to try out the bow drill for themselves as well. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
9/22/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Tool Demonstration, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Go back in time and learn about the Poverty Point inhabitants that once lived in Northeast Louisiana more than 3,500 years ago and how they developed and created tools used in their everyday lives. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Vaqueros in Blue & Gray, 2 p.m. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mansfield State Historic Site will present an informative program highlighting Hispanic-American soldiers who fought for Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War´s Trans-Mississippi theater. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

October  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/6/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Morning Hike, 10 a.m. Visitors can participate in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in the park. Be advised that this program is weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/12/2018 to 10/13/2018 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - 8th Annual Dia De La Familia: Family Fun Day 2018, This annual event introduces Latino families to the State Park system and brings people of different cultures and backgrounds together for a fun and educational day. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - "Ghosts of the Past" Nightime Battlefield Tour, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Visitors will experience the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle on a special night tour of the Mansfield Battlefield. Over 50 re-enactors in period dress will act out various scenes at stops along the trail. Special Event admission fee is $5 per person, all ages. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

November  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.