January 2017

Event:   Let There Be War School Day: 

Preregistered school groups will experience life in Louisiana in 1861 at the beginning of the American Civil War. Black powder musket demonstrations, clothing talks, hands on crafts, drills, and life in Civil War Louisiana will be presented throughout the day. Free to all preregistered school groups. 

Date: Friday, January 21st

Time: 9:00 to 1:00


Event:   Let there be War! 

The first program in Louisiana celebrating the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Included throughout both days are living history demonstrations, craft demonstrations, black powder musket and drill demonstrations, along with a small recreatment of a Civil War battle.  

Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 22nd & 23rd

Time: 10:00 to 4:00 

12th Night Tea
January 7th, 2 PM
Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas tea for mothers and daughters of all ages. Take tea, enjoy snacks, and learn about the origins of 12th Night traditions.  Preregistration is required.
Breaking the chains
January 14th, Noon-3 PM
A commemoration of the 1811 Louisiana Slave Rebellion, the largest in American History.  Included in the afternoons activities are talks on slave insurrection in Louisiana, resistance to slavery, and slavery at Oakley Plantation.


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