Calendar of Events & Activities

in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

August, 2017

Longellow Evangeline State Historic Site

Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Self-Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 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, and season permitting, sample vegetables. We have recently created a traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid to late 1800s. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.


Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Visitor Center Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Explore the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples that settled along the 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 to the site is available to all guests in either English of French format. Seasonal exhibits and displays occur regularly throughout the year. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Maison Olivier Tour, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tour focuses on bayou plantation lifestyle in the early to mid 1800s. Special attention is paid to the mid-1800s, when wealthy Creole sugarcane farmer Charles Olivier 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 Tour, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour focuses on the lifestyle of the average Acadian immigrant/settler between the late 1700s to mid-1800s. The tour demonstrates how the Acadian culture has significantly influenced the region along the Bayou Teche while featuring the everyday lifestyle of the typical Acadian family. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Acadian Day, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. In recognition of National Day of the Acadians on August 15, a display will be set up in the visitor center throughout the month of August showcasing our Acadian heritage. 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.
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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.
Fourth Saturday of the Month • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Bushcraft and Homesteading, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Walk in the footsteps of the Native American and Cajuns and Creole Pioneers who called Louisiana home in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through hands on demonstrations of bushcraft and homesteading skills, (such as fire building, tanning, primitive tool usage, woodworking, canning) participants will learn practical life skills while simultaneously learning the intricacies of our shared history. Topics will vary, and program is subject to change depending on weather conditions. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.
8/2/2017 • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Are the dog days of summer bringing you down? Don´t let the heat keep you away from Longfellow-Evangeline SHS. In recognition of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline SHS will be providing complimentary ice cream sandwiches to visitors throughout the day. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754 locally.

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