LSU Rural Life Museum’s ‘A Rural Life Christmas’ depicts holiday season in 19th century Louisiana


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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Need a quick break from the harsh realities of 2020 for the holiday season? Visit the LSU Rural Life Museum on Sunday, Dec. 6 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to step back in time and experience what Christmas was like in 19th century Louisiana.

The Museum’s grounds will be decorated with natural trimmings reminiscent of the era’s décor, and artisans will demonstrate activities that were common in the state long ago, including open hearth cooking, textile making, soap making and blacksmithing, according to LSU Rural Life Museum Marketing Director Elizabeth McInnis.

The event will be complete with holiday tunes and entertainment performed by the Kitchen Session of Baton Rouge; the Dulcimer Society; the Caledonian Society; Bell Choir; Jim and James Hogg; Roscoe, Reaux and Abadie; the Alpha and Omega Choir; and the Feliciana Vintage Dancers.

There will be a bonfire and holiday treats available at the end of the event, according to McInnis.

Admission is $10 for adults and children older than 10, and admission is free for children age 10 and younger.

The LSU Rural Life Museum is located at 4560 Essen Lane. For more information about the Museum or the event, click here or call 225-765-2437.


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