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September  2018

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/1/2018 to 9/1/2018 • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Outdoor Classroom, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday & Saturday Learn about the wildlife, plant life and other aspects of the Park. Various items on display and a variety of program topics offered. Ask questions, make suggestions and enjoy your visit. For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Saturdays • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Yoga At The State Park, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bayou Yoga of Covington is offering donation-based classes every Saturday morning. All donations will be donated to the park. Participants must bring own mat and water. Entrance fees are waived for those attending class. *Weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
9/1/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a guided tour of the battlefield sites known as Bennett´s Lunette and Mississippi Redoubt. The tour will start at 10:00 AM at the museum. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and some drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/1/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The 1810 West Florida Rebellion, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit the camp of a Spanish soldier, as a period-clothed ranger explains about life for colonial soldiers, the revolution, and the role of St. Francisville as the first capital. Visitors will also see what the soldiers wore, learn about their daily lives, and watch a black powder musket demonstration. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 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.
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 9/30/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Sugarcane to Cane Sugar, 10 a.m. Learn how Louisiana´s oldest cash crops, sugarcane was planted, harvested and granulated in the past and in modern times. Join an interpretive ranger for a walk through the home of Charles Olivier du Clozel and see what life was like on a sugar plantation in the mid 1800´s. A display an informative video of how sugar has been planted, harvested and granulated in both past and present times will be available for viewing in the interpretive center. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
9/2/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - LIfe in the Shallows, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore pond life at Audubon. Young participants take part Park Ranger led exploration to see what swims, crawls, slithers, hops, or even flies about the edges of the pond and their place in the ecosystem. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/2/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Port Hudson State Historic Site will conduct demonstrations with Civil War ear reproduction weapons. The program will start with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbine, pistols. The program will conclude with the firing of the park´s 42-pounder siege cannon. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/8/2018 to 9/9/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Scout Weekend, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All scouts (Girl, Brownie, Boy, and Cub) are invited to come to the park this weekend to earn either the Port Hudson Historic Trail or the Port Hudson Nature Trail patches. Civil War small arm demonstrations will be given during the day. A Civil War campsite will be set up to allow scouts to see what camp life was like for the soldier in the 1860s. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/8/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Hummingbirds, 2 p.m. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a tiny, fascinating bird that joins us from spring to fall each year. Join us for this informative program if you would like to learn how to attract hummingbirds to your yard with flowers and feeders. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
9/8/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Stick and Ball (Croquet), 10 a.m. - Noon A two-hour Kids Day at the Park for children 6-10 years old to play croquet. The fee for this activity is $5. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
9/15/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Compass Scavenger Hunt, 2 p.m. Visitors will then embark on an adventure through the Arboretum using a map and compass. Along the way visitors will find various features of the Arboretum including plants and animals. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
9/15/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Plantation Blacksmith, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The plantation blacksmith turned iron stock into everything from hooks, to hinges to repairs on farm equipment. See a demonstration of blacksmithing in the parks recreated blacksmith shop. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/16/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Laundry Day, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Have a hands-on experience in doing the laundry by hand. Participants may be surprised to discover how different laundry day was 200 years ago. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/22/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Secret Lives of Birds, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the wonderful world of birds. Learn where to find them, how they grow, what they eat, and how to help them. Take home a bird craft you make at the program. Great for younger naturalists. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/22/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Coyotes, 2 p.m. Coyotes are one of the most valuable and most controversial animals in Louisiana and in the entire United States. This program will discuss their traits, their role in the habitats of Louisiana, and their cultural impact throughout history. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
9/22/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - History Hike, 10 a.m. This history hike will introduce new-comers to Fairview-Riverside State Park, as well as repeat visitors Learn about the sawmill industry that once dominated the landscape and how this eventually became the recreation site that we enjoy. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
Monthly • Chicot State Park, Ville Platte - Guided Canoe Tour, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The site naturalists will guide you through the cypress-tupelo swamp and discuss the flora and fauna that can be found on Chicot Lake. Space is limited so register early. Visitors are welcome to bring their own canoes or kayaks but still need to pre-register. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
9/22/2018 • 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.
9/23/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - From Sheep to Shawl, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Follow the trail of early 1800s textiles from the field to the clothes and items made from them. A hands-on experience carding wool, spinning wool, dying wool and the loom in action to create the cloth. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/29/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Squirrels, 2 p.m. Come learn about the types of squirrels that reside in the Arboretum, how they live in the wild, and why they are so important to the forest. Then there will be a Ranger-led hike out into the forest to try and find squirrels in their natural habitat. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
9/29/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Is This Tree Going to Hit My House?, 10 a.m. As the title suggests come to see if your tree is going to hit your house or simply come to learn how to measure trees. Program participants will learn how to measure tree height, diameter, and density. Participants will be allowed to try out some of the tools that foresters use to measure trees and will even learn how to measure trees in their own yard. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
9/29/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Public Lands Day, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. In recognition of Public Lands Day, volunteers and staff will work together to clean trails, remove liter/debris, and conduct site beautification projects throughout the site. Program is subject to change depending on weather conditions. RSVP to attend. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
9/29/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - National Public Lands Celebration, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. National Public Lands Day is a celebration of the work, play, and learning that takes place on public lands every day. Volunteer and lend a hand in clearing and removing woody invasive species on our historic battlefield earthworks. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

October  2018

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Saturdays • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Yoga At The State Park, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bayou Yoga of Covington is offering donation-based classes every Saturday morning. All donations will be donated to the park. Participants must bring own mat and water. Entrance fees are waived for those attending class. *Weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
10/1/2018 to 10/7/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Great Books Week, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. In recognition of Great Books Week, the staff of Longfellow-Evangeline invites visitors to check out what great books are available in our newly established Little Free Library. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
10/1/2018 to 10/31/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Atchafalaya Month, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. In recognition of Atchafalaya Month, a display will be set up in the Interpretive Center showcasing the Atchafalaya Basin as the nation´s largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of America´s most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and back water lakes. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Tues. - Thurs. appt. only, Fri. & Sat. 1-4 p.m. • 10/2/2018 to 10/31/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Victorian Mourning Customs, Visit Otis House during the month of October to learn about mourning etiquette practiced in the Victorian Era. During this time, elaborate customs for honoring the deceased were strictly followed covering rules of dress, social engagements and symbolism. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
10/5/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (Home-School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This program will present to home-school groups a great variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 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.
10/12/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day , 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The program will present to school groups a greater variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/13/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Animal Detectives, 2 p.m. Our resident critters can be great hiders, but with the right practice you can see where they go and what they do when we aren´t around. Visitors will get a quick training on how to find clues, and then will look for clues of the critters that call the Arboretum home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
10/13/2018 • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Chemin-A-Haut Trail Run and Walk, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The 2nd Annual Chemin-a-Haut Trail Run and Mile Walk is comprised of a 4-mile run and 1-mile walk along paths of towering cypress, hickory and oak forests. Enjoy the natural trails used by the Native Americans centuries ago. Proceeds from this event will go to raise awareness of the park and its surroundings. *Participants are responsible for the $3 park entrance fee. To register, please follow link: https://chemin-a-hauttrailrunandwalk.eventbrite.com/ For more information call 888.677.2436 toll free or 318.283.0812 locally.
10/13/2018 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Lake D´Arbonne Open!, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Disc golfers from all over the country, ranging in skill levels from beginner to professional will be in attendance for this PDGA & Southern National´s sanctioned event. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
10/13/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Using Modern Objects to Learn About Archaeology, 10 a.m. - Noon If your children are 6-10 years old and like to dig in the dirt, piece things together, figure out clues and learn about the past, this will be a fun two hours for them as fort staff offer an archaeology learning experience. Fee is $5 per child - weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
10/13/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Fort St. Jean Baptiste at Dusk, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Visitors can walk through the fort and see the glow of dim lit barracks rooms and as an added treat see the lighted explosion of an 18th century garrison cannon. This is a weather permitted event. Fee for this special event is $5 for persons 4 yrs of age and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
10/19/2018 to 10/20/2018 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Southern Garden Symposium, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The annual event has become well-known throughout the South for its outstanding lectures and gardening workshops, held within various historic plantation settings throughout the West Feliciana Parish community. Rosedown’s lecture sessions will be on Friday, October 19, morning and afternoon. Each lecture session will be followed by a walking tour of Rosedown’s gardens. For registration information and event schedule, visit http://www.southerngardensymposium.org/. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
10/20/2018 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Native American Artifact Identification Session, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Native American, artifact identification and historical information. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
10/20/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - International Archaeology Day Extravaganza, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A day filled with demonstrations of life 3,500 years ago; spear-throwing with an atlatl; witness the creation of stone tools created by flint knapping and weaving Palmetto mats. Also,an earth oven cooking demonstration taking place at 10:45 a.m that showcases the way ancient Native Americans prepared and cooked food. Experts will also be on hand to help identify artifacts, so guests are encouraged to feel free to bring their personal prehistoric artifacts. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/20/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - How To Not Get Lost In The Woods, 2 p.m. Learn how to never be scared about being in the woods. We will be using both technology and the environment around us to determine where we are. If you have GPS units or smartphones definitely bring them as this enhances the experience of the program. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
10/20/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - International Archaeology Day, 2 p.m. A park staff member will discuss the archaeology projects that has been done at the Port Hudson SHS and some of the artifacts recovered from Steadman and Rist sites along with the Native Guard battlefield site will be on display. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/24/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Make A Difference Day, 10 a.m. - Noon Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service and is the celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Participants will assist in a variety of site beautification projects. Pre-registration is required. Program is subject to change based on weather conditions. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
10/27/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Night Hike, 6:30 p.m. Ranger will guide visitors along the paths of Poverty Point at dusk to observe nature. Beyond the noises, animals will be discussed and hopefully viewed. Also, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an "owl prowl". The hike will conclude with spider sniffing, hot chocolate or water, s´mores and storytelling around a campfire. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/27/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Ghosts of the Past, 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.
10/27/2018 • Chicot State Park, Ville Platte - Guided Canoe Tour, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Guided canoe tour of Lake Chicot. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
10/27/2018 • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Halloween Trick or Treating, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Trick or treating in the Campground. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
10/27/2018 • Chicot State Park, Ville Platte - Campground Trick or Treat, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy trick or treating in the campgrounds of Chicot State Park. We also invite campers to decorate their campsites and hand out treats! For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
10/28/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Thy Soldier Brave is Sleeping, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. In conjunction with Halloween, a park staff member will give a presentation on American Civil War burial practices. This presentation and demonstration will cover the various ways both Union and Confederate soldiers were laid to rest from organized formal burials to very quick internment´s on battlefields For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

November  2018

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Saturdays • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Yoga At The State Park, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bayou Yoga of Covington is offering donation-based classes every Saturday morning. All donations will be donated to the park. Participants must bring own mat and water. Entrance fees are waived for those attending class. *Weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
11/1/2018 to 11/30/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - National American Indian Heritage Month, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, a display featuring the Attakapas Indians will be in the Interpretive Center throughout the month of November. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m • 11/2/2018 to 11/3/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Gathering of the Tribes, The Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana will have an education day for local 4th grade students on Friday, Nov. 2. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the general public is invited to dance with visiting tribes. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Scout Weekend, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All scouts (Girl, Brownie, Boy, and Cub) are invited to to earn either the Port Hudson Historic Trail or the Port Hudson Nature Trail patches, free of charge. Civil War small arms will be given during the day. A Civil War campsite will be set up to allow scouts to see what camp life was like for the soldier in the 1860s. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
11/3/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Service Day at Chicot State Park & Arboretum, 9 a.m. - noon Show your love for Chicot State Park and Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 9:00 am until Noon. Join our park staff in removing litter from the Chicot Park road and around Chicot Lake and improving our hiking trails. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
11/8/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Great Sizzling Sausage!, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors will see how salting & preserving meat for winter storage was done in the 1800s. See sausage handmade and prepared for the cold winter mornings by Audubon´s costumed staff. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
11/10/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Tatting Class, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn how to create crocheted lace like that of beautiful antique pieces. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Register early! Preregistration required. Admission is $5 per person which includes entrance to the grounds but does not cover the Oakley House tour. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
11/10/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Prehistoric Acorn Cooking, 12:15 p.m. Acorns, which would have been an important part of the Native American diet at Poverty Point approximately 3,500 years ago, were as plentiful centuries ago as they are today. Ranger will demonstrate how acorns are made edible and prepared to eat. Samples will be available to taste. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
11/10/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - The Ultimate Historic Toss, 10 a.m. - Noon No matter what they were called, tossing games have been around for centuries and known by many names. The French called a toss game chuck farthing, but today it is known as backyard toss, baggo, chuck-o, the bags game, beanbags. We just call it corn-hole. Children ages 6-10 can enjoy this toss game with fort staff - weather permitting. $5 fee per child. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
11/17/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Ranger-Guided Hike, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to accompany a ranger on a 2.6 mile hike around the prehistoric site. The ranger will discuss the earthworks as well as other interesting things that might be seen along the way. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
11/24/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Turkeys, 2 p.m. Come celebrate and learn more about the most valuable bird of November. We´ll discuss how they live in the wild and why they hold such a valuable place in nature and our culture. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
11/24/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Getting Kids Back to Nature, 2 p.m. Have fun and learn about five different subjects in a very short time. Kids will be dipnetting, learning other languages, using math skills, writing poetry, and learning about the history of the park. This will all be done in an outdoor setting on the trail. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
11/30/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Colonial Christmas School Day, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Preregistered students will learn about Christmas traditions in early America. Wassailing, hunting for Christmas dinner, and origins of Christmas traditions are just some of the things students will experience. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

December  2018

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Saturdays • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Yoga At The State Park, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bayou Yoga of Covington is offering donation-based classes every Saturday morning. All donations will be donated to the park. Participants must bring own mat and water. Entrance fees are waived for those attending class. *Weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
12/1/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Dickens of a Christmas, 6 - 8 p.m. The plantation comes to life during the holidays, as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides accompany the visitor on a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House. Take a taste of what´s cooking in the kitchen, or just enjoy the yearly Christmas dance or listen to live period music. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Christmas Past, The Christmas Past exhibit provides information on the celebration of Christmas in the past and how certain modern custom associated with the holiday evolved. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Tues. - Thurs. by appt only. Fri. & Sat. 1-4 p.m. • 12/1/2018 to 12/22/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Christmas In A Victorian Parlor, Five decades of Christmas celebration will be depicted from the Victorian Christmas through the great depression. Decorations, customs, mood and history of each decade will be discussed. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - 19th Century Christmas Decoration, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Program will consist of historic, early-to-mid-19th century-style Christmas decoration of the Main House interior and exterior, including small tabletop Christmas tree decorated with appropriate 19th century-style ornaments. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
12/1/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Christmas On The Cane, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors are welcomed to tour the site, watch the morning Christmas parade, and visit with re-enactors as Fort St. Jean Baptiste celebrates Christmas on the Cane. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
12/5/2018 to 12/16/2018 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Creole Christmas, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the Olivier Plantation circa 1815 and see the lovely natural Christmas decorations and learn how the holiday was celebrated by the Creoles. A temporary exhibit called "Christmas Past" will be on display in the Interpretive Center providing information on Christmas traditions and how certain customs evolved. Special demonstrations will be held. School groups are to register in advance. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
12/8/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Costumed Christmas Tours, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Costumed interpreters will cover history, superstitions, myths, and legends that have influenced our Christmas celebration of today. Cookies and Wassail will be served. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
12/8/2018 • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Animal and Plant Bingo, 10 a.m. - Noon In the 18th century they called it Cavagnole, but today it´s Bingo. An animal and plant bingo spells out a fun time for children 6-10 years of age. Fee for the program is $5.00 per child. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
12/15/2018 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Chicot Trail Guided Hike, The hike will focus on the history of the lake, the vegetation of the site, and the many animals that live in the park. Hikes typically last two hours but can be less if needed. The hike will start at the North Trailhead which is located just south of the North Landing Campground. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
12/15/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. A ranger will discuss tips and techniques for using these ancient hunting tools and participants will have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Participants will also gain an understanding of how and why these tools were used by the ancient inhabitants of the Poverty Point site. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

January  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
1/12/2019 • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Blue Bird Basics, 1 p.m. Join us for information on how to attract nesting bluebirds, including do´s and don´ts and a nesting timetable. This is a good starting point for beginners and a refresher for long-time bluebird fans alike. Following the presentation, participants who pre-register will build a bluebird house to take home. Limit of one box per family; a $15 fee is required. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
1/12/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Boys of ´61, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Re-enactment of daily life in Louisiana just prior to entering the Civil War. Re-enactors will be on hand dressed in historically accurate uniforms of 157 years ago and presenting the daily life of citizens turning into soldiers. An admission is charged. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The day will begin with an opening ceremony honoring the day and the role of trees in our lives. Visit the tree classroom and learn how to plant, prune and care for trees. Hard to find Louisiana native tree saplings will be available to participants throughout the day while supplies last. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
1/26/2019 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Vigilantes On The Bayou, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The program depicts a violent era in the history of South Louisiana, in which American, Creole, and Acadian Landowners struggled against each other over ownership and usage of the land bordering the Bayou Teche, and other regions of what is now Acadiana. Re-enactors portraying Vigilantes and Anti-Vigilantes will set up mock campsites, engage in living history reenactments, civilian and military demonstrations, and the firing of black powder weapons and cannons. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.

February  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 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.
2/15/2019 • 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.
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Wetlands, 10 a.m. Visitors will examine the different types of wetlands that occur in the state of Louisiana. A 2.5 mile hike through three different types of wetlands is scheduled so visitors can observe why these wetlands are important to the park. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.

March  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 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.
3/15/2019 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.
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.
3/20/2019 • 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.
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.

April  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 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.

May  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 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.
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.
Thursdays • 9/1/2018 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.
Wednesdays • 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 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.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.
5/10/2019 • 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.
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.

June  2019

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the LeChien Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Fourth Saturday of the month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Latanier Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Fourth Saturday of the Month • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Dutch Oven Cooking/Civil War Dulcimer Music, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The park will host the Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers, for a cooking demonstration, with sampling to begin at 11:30 a.m. While participants learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, they can also enjoy live music by the Red River Dulcimer Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. A traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800´s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s and demonstrates how Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Become a Junior Ranger, 10 a.m. Two 30-minute programs covering nature topics about the Arboretum will be offered allowing those seeking to be a Junior Ranger to complete the course in one weekend. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
By appointment • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - Exploring the Forts in Detail, A ranger guided tour of both Forts Randolph and Buhlow. The visitors would also be able to enter the winter quarters exhibit to see how the soldiers lived. They can also try on some of the clothing and equipment the troops used. At least a two day´s notice is required to schedule one of these special ranger guided tours. Tour fee is $8 per person. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
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.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches - Costumed Guided Tours, Hourly 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Upon availability of a costumed ranger and/or volunteer, daily hourly tours will be offered - weather permitting. Fee for tours is $8 per person ages four and up. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.
Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
Weekly • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Interpretive Ranger will demonstrate the use of a shaving horse, froe, draw knife, hand saw and a pocket knife to make useful wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, tool handles, hiking sticks, canes and slingshot forks. For more information call 888.677.3668 toll free or 985.624.4443 locally.
3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the Arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information call 888.677.6100 toll free or 337.363.6289 locally.
2nd Saturday of the Month • Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville - Latanier Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 9 a.m. Greetin´, Meetin´, Cookin´ & Eatin´. Join Latanier Cookers for a variety of Dutch Oven side dishes and desserts. Bring your ice chest and lawnchair. Pots go on the coals from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.; Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies. No Pets allowed. For more information call 888.677.0094 toll free or 337.893.3930 locally.