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September 2015

Notary Exam Prep Course

September 2 @ 6:30 pm

NATCHITOCHES – A notary exam prep course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education starting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon in Russell Hall, Room 122 through Nov. 21. The fee for the class is $430, which does not include textbooks. The 52-hour course is offered by video conferencing. The class has been extended…

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Artillery Man

September 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson
Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Artillery Man, Noon – 3 p.m. French Marines celebrated holidays with cannon salutes to commence revelries. Weather permitting, Fort St Jean Baptiste staff will celebrate Labor Day week end with a cannon salute followed by a Colonial Marine pastime activity, “competition games.” For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 318.357.3101 locally.

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Chalking for Old Man Winter

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd.
Many, LA 71449 United States
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Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Chalking for Old Man Winter, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Harvest has begun to draw to a close at the Fort, and winter preparations are beginning. This program will include talks and demonstrations by costumed interpreters on the art of preparing for the winter. These demonstrations will include the art of collecting and stacking firewood, making new roof shakes, preparing food stuffs for winter storage, and making soap to last through the upcoming year. For…

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October 2015

Campfire Cooking

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street
Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Campfire Cooking, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn about camp cuisine common in Federal and Confederate encampments, including seasonal vegetables and fruits that may have been available to foraging soldiers. While the food is cooking it is common to have a little idle time, so visitors will be treated to stories and demonstrations that would have been done around the kitchen campfire during the Civil War. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free…

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Hallowe´en at the Fort

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd.
Many, LA 71449 United States
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10/23/2015 • Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Hallowe´en at the Fort, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Experience the traditional take on the early 1800s celebration of Halloween, by participating in period games and crafts, such as apples on a string, and Halloween decorating. There will be ghost stories told by the fire in the old kitchen, accompanied by homemade popcorn and apple cider. Guests will also enjoy a hayride across the grounds stopping at different historic military scenarios such as a…

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