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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 St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Night at the Museum

[ July 20, 2013; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] July 20th, 5-6 p.m. This program will host different subjects including historic events, special topics associated with daily life of French Marines and family, and other various demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Kid’s Instrument Day

[ July 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] July 20th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program invites children of all ages to learn about musical instruments and try their hands at crafting their own. Homemade maracas, coffee can drums and more will be some of the musical instruments for kids to play with as well as learn about how the creation of [...]

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – NSU Folk Festival

[ July 19, 2013 9:00 am to July 20, 2013 4:00 pm. ] July 19-20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Site staff will set up an informational display at the NSU Louisiana Folklife Festival, Prather Coliseum. Staff will be on site handing out brochures. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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 [...]