Heritage Day for elementary kids

DESTREHAN – Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “Heritage Connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Heritage Day on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature a hands-on experience for students. They will learn about candle making, sugar refining, open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, indigo dyeing, period dancing, wood carving, doll making, moss mattress making, calligraphy, antique toys and games, hand stitching and embroidery, quilting and many other folk life skills so important to life long ago.

A Civil War encampment and gardening with the LSU AgCenter’s master gardeners also highlight the event.
Admission is $5 for students and adults. A tour of the plantation is an additional $5. Interested persons must call for reservations.

For more information and to make reservations, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreharitage@aol.com.


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