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LSU Rural Life Museum Closed

Updated: March 17, 2020

In accordance with LSU directives, local, state and federal requirements the LSU Rural Life Museum is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the LSU Rural Life Museum will be closed to the general public for visits and events until further notice. We look forward to reopening soon and appreciate your continued patience and support during this time. For updates, please check our website and social media channels, and for university updates please visit www.lsu.edu/coronavirus.

 


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Louisiana Sow & Sew

Saturday, March 14 This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Experience the 18th and 19th century Louisiana come to life as the LSU Rural Life Museum presents Louisiana Sow and Sew. Join us as we celebrate the start of the spring planting season with a look back at traditional life in home and field. From sewing a quilt to sowing seeds in a field, families are invited to spend a day as an early Louisianan with unique demonstrations ranging from a black smithing to animal drawn plowing. Children and families can participate in hands on activities such as making candles, quill pens, and butter churning. Come roam the museum with family and friends and enjoy costumed interpreters sharing about life in the old days.


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Zapp’s International Beerfest

Saturday, March 28  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED

More than 200 foreign, domestic, and home brewed beer and ales will be available for tasting. This event is for patrons 21 years of age and older. Proper photo identification required to purchase tickets and to enter event.

Non- alcoholic beverages will be available. Tickets are limited. Early Entry 2:30 p.m. $100.00 each, Regular Tickets $40.00 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.



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An Evening at Windrush

Friday, April 24 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

This elegant southern supper will capture the spirit of days gone by at Windrush Plantation. Guest will enjoy cocktails at the Burden home, a seated supper, and with desserts and coffee in the museum’s complex. Reservations are required.

 


 


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LSU Rural Life Museum Apprentice Program

June 1st – 5th
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In keeping with the Museum’s educational objectives of teaching the traditional arts of rural Louisianans; re-known Louisiana artisans will teach children during this week-long summer camp the traditional folk arts and activities that took place during the 18th century. Each child will learn and participate in various activities such as; woodworking, blacksmithing, candle making, weaving, open hearth cooking, and traditional games.

Open to children entering the 4th through the 8th grades. Advanced registration is required.

Registration Fee: $100.00 per participant.

Please contact Steve Ramke; 225-765-2437 or sramke@lsu.edu.