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Spring into the Outdoors on Cane River: Earth Day Kids Flowerpot Painting


Cane River National Heritage Area and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host Spring into the Outdoors on Cane River activities throughout the month of April.

Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 11 am to 12 pm for a FREE kids Earth Day painting event at Oakland Plantation. The program is limited to fourteen participants. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 318-352-0383 x316. Oakland Plantation is located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez, LA.

Get creative! Children will paint their own flowerpot while learning basic art skills such as primary and secondary colors, mixing paint, and more. After the program, parents are welcome to leave their flowerpots to dry and pick them up the following week. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The grounds of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nearly 80 original buildings remain, many open for self-guided tours including several that are historically furnished from Wednesday through Sunday. Park staff conducts tours of the plantation grounds daily Wednesday through Sunday. In addition, the park offers a cell phone tour. The Oakland Main House is open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Magnolia Main House is privately owned and is not open to the public. For more information, please visit the park’s website at nps.gov/cari, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/canerivercreoleNPS or call the park at 318-352-0383, ext. 316.

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