2018 Mile Branch Settlement Christmas
Join us for Mile Branch Settlement Christmas on December 1-2, 2018 at the Mile Branch Settlement Christmas located at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, Louisiana. Mile Branch Settlement is an 1800s log cabin village depicting early pioneer life in rural Louisiana. The Mile Branch Settlement Christmas features reenactors, military demonstrations, and demonstrations of daily life in rural pioneer life. The Christmas event features Quilt making, spinning, cooking, artifact presentations and live period music. A meal is provided by the event volunteers on Saturday night to all living history participants.
Mile Branch Settlement Christmas
This unique event begins with a parade at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The Settlement opens each day at noon until 5:00 p.m.. The cabins will be decked out in decorations appropriate to the period as will your hosts and hostesses. Enjoy sassafras tea or hot apple cider while listening to singers and musicians on the porches. There will be historical demonstrations, and lots of old-timey fun. Other Mile Branch Settlement Christmas events include a 3K Fun Run. All 1800s impressions are welcome, including military, civilian, and Native American. Free RV camping is available off-site.
AL Freyder [Living History Coordinator]: Call 504-909-5999; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mile Branch Settlement
If you want to see how the first pioneers lived in Louisiana, you can immerse yourself a village of log cabins in Washington Parish known as Mile Branch Settlement. Mile Branch Settlement is open only twice each year during the Washington Parish Fair in the third week of October and during the Pioneer Christmas celebration, held the first weekend of December.
About 150 years ago, a small community in Washington Parish would have looked a lot like this. These log cabin homes were built by real Louisiana pioneers. The historical Mile Branch Settlement is located on the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, LA. When a visitor steps through the unpainted picket fence and walks past the Richardson Gatehouse, it is like entering another time period. A time where life coursed much slower like the bordering creek for which the settlement was named. You will find 19th century attired volunteers serving sassafras tea with gingerbread, grinding corn into meal or grits, cutting huge hoop-cheese slices, and the extracting and cooking of cane syrup.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Mile Branch Settlement Christmas on the first weekend in December at the Mile Branch Settlement Christmas located at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, Louisiana.
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