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February 2016

Resistance, Escape, Community

February 19 - February 20
Natchitoches Events Center,
750 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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NATCHITOCHES - Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) will present Resistance, Escape, Community, a research conference exploring the history of organized resistance to enslavement in 19th century North Louisiana and the Deep South. The two-day conference will explore methods used by enslaved people to seek freedom, form community solidarity and highlight the characteristics of slavery west of the Mississippi River. Scheduled for February 19th and 20th at the Natchitoches Events Center, the conference is free to attend; however, advance registration…

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African American Riders Celebration

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Renegade Harley-Davidson invites the public to attend their celebration of African American Riders on Saturday, February 27 from 10am to 5:00pm as we honor Kelvin Freeman, Major Lusk, Dennis Brown, Earl Sanders and Terry Holmes.   The event kicks off with a ride joined by our Honorees at 10:00am. Registration begins at 8:30am or you can register online at www.RenegadeHD.com. Renegade will provide food from 2 Reign Catering and music by Zydeco performer Leon Chavis. Kelvin “K-Free” Freeman is a graduate…

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March 2016

Civil War Battle Reenactment

March 4 - March 6
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 - Civil War Battle Reenactment, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the site staff and volunteers will depict events that occurred during the Red River Campaign of the Civil War. Visitors can tour the Union and Confederate encampments from 10 a.m. to noon; battle reenactments will begin at 1 p.m. Friday will be directed toward students, who will also see infantry and artillery demonstrations. School groups are…

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Campfire Cooking

March 5 @ 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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