Special Events | Rural Life Museum







Harvest Days

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2017
8:00am until 5:00pm, both days

Living History demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800s.

Activities include; open-hearth cooking, soap-making, wood working, and many hands-on activities in which the general public can participate.  Wagon rides and other activities are included.

General admission charged: $10 for adults (12-61 yrs.), $9 for seniors (62 yrs.+), and $8 for children (6-11 yrs.).





Haints Haunts and Halloween

Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00pm until 6:00pm

Remembering the sights, sounds and activities of an old-fashioned country fair, this fun filled day will include; storytelling, cake walks and of course trick-or-treat!  We encourage all to wear their best costumes and bring your sacks for all the goodies!  Recommended for ages 2-9. 

Admission: $5.00 per person with children under 2 years old admitted at no charge.





Red Rooster Bash

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30pm until 10:00pm

Roosters are immersed throughout the decor, and the casualness of the evening fits in with the atmosphere of the museum.  Everyone is encouraged to sport their country western attire. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items.  A live auction will follow. Tickets will go on sale in October.

Special Fee: $65 per person, $120 per couple.

For more information, please contact Molly Sanchez at (225) 765-2437.






A Rural Life Christmas

Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:30am until 6:00pm

Ring in the Christmas season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration.  Musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed re-enactors set the holiday spirit.  The day concludes with a bonfire and visit from Papa Noel.

Admission: $9.00 per person with children ages 10 and younger admitted at no charge.