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December 2014

Prehistoric Mounds Tour

December 27
Marksville State Historic Site,
837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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Prehistoric Mounds Tour Marksville State Historic Site December 27, 2014 $4person(over 62, under 13 free) 888.253.8954

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January 2015

Campfire Cooking Demonstration

January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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January 3 and 24, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Campfire Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Food prepared will parallel camp cuisine common in Federal and Confederate encampments, but will also include seasonal fruits and vegetables that may have been available to foraging soldiers. This program offers opportunities to interpret period history, nature, culture, agriculture, commerce and more. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390 locally.

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Boule Lyonnaise

January 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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January 3, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Boule Lyonnaise, 1- 4:30 p.m. Every first Saturday of the month, visitors can learn to play the French game of Boule Lyonnaise (similar to the Italian) Bocce. All ages are welcome, and the program is held as weather permits. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Wednesday is for Spinning

January 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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January 7 and 21, 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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Native America Culture

January 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Marksville State Historic Site,
837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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January 9, Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Native America Culture, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Come learn about the Native American Culture and how they sought their own resources for food and method of care and treatment of illnesses. Park personnel will give a discussion and procedures of medicinal care as the Native Americans practiced. For more information call 888.253.8954 toll free or 253.8954 locally.

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Arms and Armaments

January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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January 10, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Arms and Armaments, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come and learn about military weaponry of the 1800s. The program will consist of talks and hands-on demonstrations on the use of everything from rifles and pistols to cannons and swords. There will be black powder demonstrations as well as discussions on the proper method of loading cannons and exactly which military techniques were used on the battlefields in the 1800s. For more…

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The Outdoor Class Room

January 10, 2015 @ 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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January 10, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – The Outdoor Class Room: BRRRRRRRRRRRRR Louisiana Winter, 10 a.m. – noon. Program is designed using the site’s wetlands and fort as a classroom setting to interpret how French Marines adapted to the Louisiana winters. All outdoor programs are subject to weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Whittling the Hours Away

January 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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January 11, 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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The Rope Maker

January 17, 2015 @ 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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January 17, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches- The Rope Maker, 10 a.m. – noon. Come learn the ways of French marines and French colonist in the 18th century. This is a hands-on workshop. All outdoor programs are subject to weather permitting. For more information call 888.677.7853 or 357.3101 locally.

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$2 plus park admission

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop

January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rebel State Historic Site,
1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, 71450
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January 17, Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – “Mini” Introductory Mountain Dulcimer Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon. If learning the Mountain Dulcimer has been on your “to do” list, you can take care of that item by bringing you dulcimer to Rebel.  Daryle Stephenson of Shreveport will offer a Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Workshop at 10 a.m., followed by a short session during which students can display their newly-learned skills. Pre-registration is required; the workshop fee is $2 per participant in…

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