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CABA at Harvest Days, LSU Rural Life Museum

  • 10/02/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
  • LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge


  • Represent the beekeeping community and educate the public at CABA's beekeeping table.

Registration is closed

Join your fellow CABA members demonstrating beekeeping.

The LSU Rural Life Museum presents its annual Harvest Day event.  Louisiana artisans will interpret agricultural and household activities common on farms during harvest time in the 19th century. Throughout the day, we will also have various musical performances. 

Regular admission prices will be charged for attendance to Harvest Day. 


Musical or Performance Group Performance Time Performance Location
Bookter Roscoe and Abadie Intermittent from 
9:30am to 3:30pm
In front of Overseer's House and around the Museum Grounds
Fugitive Poets 9:30am to 12:30pm Dogtrot House
Caledonian Society of 
Baton Rouge
1:00pm to 1:30pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dogtrot House
James Linden and 
Jim Hogg
2:00pm to 2:45pm Dogtrot House
Lagniappe Historic Dance and Pastime Society Sessions will be at the top of every hour, except the noon hour. First session will start at 10:00am and 
the last session at 3:00pm.
Museum Grounds


**All listed activities and musical performances are subject to change.**

Activity Description
Raptor Viewing The LSU Vet School's Raptor Rehabilitation Program will bring a couple birds in the program for the public to see.  The raptors will only be at the museum from 8:30am until 11:00am.
Spinning Demonstration on how wool or cotton fibers were spun into yarn.
Weaving Demonstration on how yarn was woven into cloth using a loom.
Reed Basket Weaving Demonstration on how to weave baskets made from reeds.
Tatting The art of making lace.
Corn Husk Dolls Demonstration on how to make dolls from dried corn husks.
Woodworking Demonstration on wood carving.
Blacksmithing The blacksmith will light the fire in the forge to demonstrate how various farm implements were made in the 19th century.
Quill Pen Writing Demonstration on how to make and use quill pens from bird feathers.
Open Hearth Cooking The cook will light the fire in the kitchen to demonstrate how food was cooked in the 19th century over an open-hearth.
Black Powder Firearms A talk about the different firearms from the 19th century as well as the advances in firearm technology.
Soap Making Demonstration on how to make home-made soap.
Syrup Making Demonstration on how to make syrup from sugar cane juice.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Demonstration on how to weave baskets made from pine needles.
Bee Keeping Demonstration on how to raise bees and cultivate honey.
Wagon Rides Take a ride in a wagon pulled by either a mule team or a tractor.  The tractor will operate when the mule team is resting.

CABA is a non-profit beekeeping organization for the Louisiana capital region.


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