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    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Traveling Trunks

Traveling Trunks

Park staff members Chris Evans and Claire Floyd display the contents of the park's two traveling trunks.

NPS

Bring the National Park Experience to Your Classroom!

For those of you that can't bring your students to the park, you can request one of our curriculum based traveling trunks. Our two trunks deal specifically with the Creole Culture and the Civil War. Each trunk contains lesson plans, videos, and numerous hands-on activities. Our trunks will allow your students to dress up like Civil War soldiers and experience the sensation of ginning cotton by hand. If you're interested in obtaining one of our trunks call 318 356-8441 or send an email to: nathan_hatfield@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Mule Barn

The central structure of the Oakland mule barn was built as a smoke house in the 1820s. The resourcefulness of plantation residents can be seen in the adaptive reuse of the smoke house structure to accommodate the mules that were displaced when the original barn burned.