Calendar of Events & Activities

in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

April, 2017

 Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Visitor Center Tours, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tour the Visitors´ Center to explore the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples that settled along the famed Bayou Teche including the Acadians and Creoles, Indians and Africans, Frenchman and Spaniards, and slaves and free people of color. A twelve minute introductory video is available in French and English. Seasonal exhibits and displays occur regularly throughout the year. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.


ST. MARTINVILLE

Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Maison Olivier Tours, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tour focuses on bayou plantation lifestyle in the early to mid 1800s. Special attention is paid the mid 1800s, when Charles Olivier (a wealthy Creole sugarcane farmer) and his family inhabited the house. The tour tells of not only the lives of the wealthy Creole plantation owners but also of the enslaved workers on the plantation. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.

Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Farmstead Tours, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tour features the every day lifestyle of the typical Acadian family between the late 1700s to mid 1800s, demonstrating how the Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Self-Guided Garden Tour, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour the recreated 19th-century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. Season permitting, guests also can sample the vegetables. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
First Saturday of the month • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dutch oven cooking is a significant part of Louisiana´s culinary past; and the Cajun Creole Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, will be on-site monthly with cooking demonstrations and sampling. Participants will learn more about the fine art of Dutch oven cooking, sample some great food and enjoy a unique family-oriented outing.
Second Saturday of the month • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Conversations Around the Coffee Pot, 9 - 10:30 a.m. This program provides Cajun French speakers an opportunity to gather and converse monthly to reconnect with their culture, as well as provide visitors with firsthand experiences of traditional Acadian activities. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Thursdays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Living History Thursday: School Groups, 10 a.m. Led by guides in period costumes, preregistered school groups will tour Maison Olivier, then continue to the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the life of an Acadian yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, blacksmithing and the firing of blackpowder weapons will be available upon request. Email longfellow@crt.la.gov to request the program. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Fridays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Living History Friday: Home School Groups, 10 a.m. Led by guides in period costumes, preregistered school groups will tour Maison Olivier, then continue to the Acadian Farmstead in order to better compare plantation life to the life of an Acadian yeoman farmer. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, blacksmithing and the firing of blackpowder weapons will be available upon request. Email longfellow@crt.la.gov to request the program. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Living History Wednesday: En Français, 10 a.m. Preregistered school groups will view a French-language introductory video on the site, then view displays with French-language descriptions. Led by French-speaking guides in period costumes, students will then tour Maison Olivier and the Acadian Farmstead. Tours can be catered according to the fluency of the students. Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, furs/hides, blacksmithing and the firing of blackpowder weapons are also available upon request. Email longfellow@crt.la.gov to request the program. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Fourth Saturday of the month • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Bushcraft, 9 - 10 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the Native Americans and pioneers who called Louisiana home. Through hand- on demonstrations of bush craft skills such as fire building, tanning, camp cooking, and primitive tool usage, participants will learn practical skills while learning about the early settlers. Crafts will vary by month. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.

For more information:

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission
337-442-1597 or 888-565-5939
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