Category Archives: Events

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.

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.

Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Pine Needle Basketry Class

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[ July 12, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] July 12th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Suzanne Factor, resident expert, will share the unique technique of making a functional basket from pine needles. She will demonstrate the variety of patterns and shapes of baskets and even shelf-adorning whatnots. For more information call 888.253.8954 toll free or 253.8954 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 – A Civil War Soldier’s Equipment

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[ July 6, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] July 6th, 1-2 p.m. See the guns and equipage carried by the artillery, infantry and cavalry while in service. Pistols, swords, rifles, canteens, knapsacks, haversacks and more – find out how they were used daily by the soldiers. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Whittling the Hours Away

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[ July 6, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] July 6th, 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 [...]

Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Painting in the Park

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[ July 6, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] July 6th, 9 a.m.-noon. Participants will be shown step-by-step how to draw and paint a picture. The gardens will be inspirational with their beauty and color. With or without artistic ability, you will paint your own masterpiece. Bring your own canvas; paint, brushes and easels will be provided. For more information and to reserve a [...]

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

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[ July 6, 2013; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] July 6th, 9-11 a.m. Site staff will take a walk with points of interest within the park and along a designated path where 18th century colonial families lived. Fee is $10 per person. 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.