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March 2015

Wings of Freedom Tour

March 11 - March 13

The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display in Natchitoches at Natchitoches Regional Airport from March 11 to March 13. In honor of our WWII Veterans, The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Extremely Rare Bomber and Fighter Aircraft for Local Living History Display as Part of 110-city Nationwide Tour. The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will be on display at Natchitoches Regional Airport…

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‘Forest Hill’ Author to Speak

March 21
Unnamed Venue,
Forest Hill, LA United States
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Just in time for spring and the joy of planting new flowers and trees, Cheré Dastugue Coen, author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History” (The History Press) will be speaking about the book. The book detailed the history of Forest Hill, a town of about 800 people near Alexandria that’s also home to 220-plus plant nurseries.  Forest Hill has long been a favorite among gardeners and landscapers and thousands flock to the town’s annual Louisiana Nursery Festival in…

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May 2015

Gathering of Marines

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 1-2, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Gathering of Marines, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Step back in time, as reenactors present the Manuals of Arms of the French de la Marines. There will be firepower demonstrations, using cannons and muskets, as well as cooking and sewing demonstrations. For more information, call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Gathering of Marines

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 1-2, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Gathering of Marines, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Step back in time, as reenactors present the Manuals of Arms of the French de la Marines. There will be firepower demonstrations, using cannons and muskets, as well as cooking and sewing demonstrations. For more information, call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Classic Car/Tractor/Motorcycle Show

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rebel State Historic Site,
1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, 71450
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May 2, Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Classic Car / Tractor / Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area car, tractor and motorcycle clubs will meet at Rebel SHS to display their vehicles.  Club members will be on hand to greet the public, answer questions and give a brief history of their vehicle(s).  Concessions will be available provided, or visitors can bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the picnic area.  The show is dependent upon favorable weather,…

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Wednesday is for Spinning

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 6 and 20, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Wednesday is for Spinning, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Fort Jesup State Historic Site staff will provide spinning demonstrations while discussing how fabric was created and used during colonial days. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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Whittling the Hours Away

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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May 9, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Whittling the Hours Away, 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 or 484.2390 locally.

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Frontier Life

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 16, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Frontier Life, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life on a frontier settlement of the 1800s, learning about the day-to-day chores that we know consider crafts. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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Wednesday is for Spinning

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 6 and 20, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Wednesday is for Spinning, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Fort Jesup State Historic Site staff will provide spinning demonstrations while discussing how fabric was created and used during colonial days. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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The French marine Hawk

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 23, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – The French marine Hawk, 10 a.m. – noon. Come learn the ways of French marines and French colonist in the 18th century. All outdoor programs are subject to weather permitting. This is a hands-on workshop, with a $6 fee in addition to the entrance fee. For more information call 888.677.7853 or 357.3101 locally.

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