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School Programs at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

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Our friends at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site in St Martinville have released  their scheduled school programs for the coming year, and kids will really have something to look forward to! School groups who register in advance will not be charged entrance fees, which is AWESOME, and as a bonus, if requested in advance, supplemental teacher’s packet will be provided. Tours in French are also available upon request.

2014-15 Scheduled School Programs

October 8th and 22nd – An Exploration of Culture
Explore the events that helped shape the culture of Louisiana’s Cajuns. A living history encampment of the early 1800’s will be created. Temporary lodges will be set up with staff dressed in historic costumes. Students will be able to try out chores, toys and games from the period.

November 5th and 12th – Attakapas Trade Day
See the tools used in the early 1800’s along the Bayou Teche. A wide array of farm implements, hand tools and weapons will be on display. Staff will dress in historic costumes. Along with other exhibits, there will be an open fire cooking demonstration.

December 9th – 14th – Christmas Past
Take a tour of the Olivier Plantation House circa 1815 and see the lovely natural Christmas decorations and learn how the holiday was celebrated by the early Creoles.

January 14th and 21st – Living on the Bayou
A living history encampment of the early 1800’s will be created. Temporary lodges will be set up with staff dressed in historic costumes, cook on open fires and display historic tools, gear and weapons. Students will be able to try out chores, toys and games from the period. Talks on Native American life will be given.

February 11th and 25th – Farming on the Bayou
See the tools used in the early 1800’s along Bayou Teche. A wide array of farm implements and hand tools will be on display. Staff will dress in historic costumes. Students will be able to try out chores, toys and games from the period.

March 11th and 18th – A Day in the Life
Walk through Maison Olivier and learn about life on a sugar plantation in the 1800’s. Continue to the Farmstead and compare plantation life to the life of an Acadian yeoman farmer. Staff will dress in historic costumes. Students will be able to try out chores, toys and games from the period.

April 15th and 23rd – Louisiana in America
Louisiana was purchased by the US in 1803. Learn how this transfer of power affected the state. Then take a tour of Maison Olivier and the Acadian Farmstead to learn more about life in Louisiana in the early 1800’s.

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