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Annual Suit Drive Collection Runs Through July 31

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) announces the sixth annual National Suit Drive in partnership with Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) and Men’s Wearhouse.  Within the Department, the effort will be known as the “Michael Ellerbe Legacy Suit Drive” in honor of Michael Ellerbe who passed away in May.  Ellerbe, Director of [...]

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – A Civil War Soldier’s Equipment

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[ July 6, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] July 6th, 1-2 p.m. See the guns and equipage carried by the artillery, infantry and cavalry while in service. Pistols, swords, rifles, canteens, knapsacks, haversacks and more – find out how they were used daily by the soldiers. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Whittling the Hours Away

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[ July 6, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] July 6th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Many hours were spent in camp with little to do so soldiers sought refuge from boredom by devising various diversions. Group songs, games, musical instruments, theatrical productions, practical jokes and more all helped to keep morale up and pass the time. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free [...]

Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Painting in the Park

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[ July 6, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] July 6th, 9 a.m.-noon. Participants will be shown step-by-step how to draw and paint a picture. The gardens will be inspirational with their beauty and color. With or without artistic ability, you will paint your own masterpiece. Bring your own canvas; paint, brushes and easels will be provided. For more information and to reserve a [...]

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Historic Walk

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[ July 6, 2013; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] July 6th, 9-11 a.m. Site staff will take a walk with points of interest within the park and along a designated path where 18th century colonial families lived. Fee is $10 per person. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Workin’ in the Garden

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[ July 6, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 13, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Together will the Rotary Club of Pineville, LA, site staff cultivates a vegetable garden on site. Volunteers are welcome to come help out and learn about vegetable gardening then and now. Your labor is always appreciated, as most vegetables produced go to the Main Street Mission of Pineville. For more information call [...]

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – The Listening Library

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can listen to country recordings and access the collection of books and films that tell the story of the roots of country music. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Musical Petting Zoo

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can view the collection of stringed instruments on display to touch, play, and enjoy. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Nature Center Exhibits

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] An interpreter will be at the Nature Center to discuss exhibits of local wildlife including bald eagles, fish, birds, and alligators. Pictures depicting the building of the Toledo Bend Reservoir are on display as well as antique fishing gear. For more information call 888.398.4770 toll free or 286.9075 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Musket Demonstration

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The demonstration includes a brief presentation of infantry weapons used in the Civil War, a discussion of  the merits of rifle muskets over smoothbore muskets and of the basic parts of the musket, a loading demonstration, and finally a firing demonstration. The presentation ends with a question and answer session and an invitation to continue [...]

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