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Resident Artists take Center Stage at River Oaks’ Resident Artist Exhibit

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[ July 9, 2013 to August 17, 2013. ] Their Resident Artist Exhibit is one of the many highlights that River Oaks Arts Center offers annually – a crowd favorite, the show features works from all artists that rent studio space at the downtown arts center. “What makes it so unique is that we bring out all the talent at the same time – [...]

Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Home Crafts

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[ July 13, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] July 13th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program invites guests to learn about the different home crafts that were done in the 1800s. Costumed interpreters will do hands-on demonstrations in candle making, soap making, shingle making, spinning and other early crafts. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4417 locally.

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

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[ July 11, 2013 8:00 am to July 13, 2013 12:00 pm. ] July 11-13, 8 a.m. – noon. This multi-day camp for youth ages 6-12 years old will have activities including the disciplines of being a French Marine; drill, marching and everyday fort duties. On July 13 from 5-7 p.m., parents and children are invited for a drill and marching demonstration. There is a $10 fee per [...]

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 [...]

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Daily Demonstrations

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. We will be using a wheel gin (hand crank roller gin). These types [...]

Martin Foundation Supports AMoA Exhibition Featuring 30 Local Artists

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[ June 28, 2013 to August 24, 2013. ]    Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends
Exhibition Dates: June 28–August 24, 2013
Friday, June 28, 6-8pm: Opening Reception and Artists’ Panel “How Art Tells the Story of a Community”

Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) is pleased to announce the support of the Martin Foundation for the upcoming exhibition, Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends, which features the [...]