No Man's Land Bicentennial Kickoff Event at Fort Jesup

No Man's Land Bicentennial Kickoff Event at Fort Jesup

2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the treaty that established the Sabine River as the International Boundary of the United States and ended the “Natural Strip” or “No Man’s Land” between Spanish Texas and American Louisiana. Join us at Fort Jesup for the kick off event for the three-year celebration and learn what life was like in this region in the early 19th Century.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Friday, February 15th

Reenactor and Volunteer Registration 7am – 9am
Museum

Living History Area and Camp Setup Until 9am
Park Grounds

Firearm Inspection 9am
Parade Ground

School Day Stations 10am – 2pm
Park Grounds
• Medical History (Louisiana State Parks)
• Blacksmith
• Frontier Cooking
• Frontier Home Life
• Historic Games
• Choctaw-Apache Cultural Demonstration
• Historic Dancing

Official No Man’s Land Bicentennial Program – Front of Museum

Louisiana State Fiddle Champion Title Holder Clancey Stewart 10am – 10:30am

Ceremony Begins 10:30am
Lt. Col. Zachary Taylor – Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance
Linda Curtis Sparks
Rebecca Blankenbaker
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser
Ceremony Ends 11am

Stewarts Continue Playing (Behind the Museum)
Cast Iron Cooking – Lunch for Public 11:15am

Grounds Open to the Public 2pm – 4pm
Reenactor/Volunteer Meal 6pm
Kitchen

Saturday, February 16th

Grounds Open to the Public 9am – 4pm

Living History Area 9am – 3:30pm
• Blacksmith
• Frontier Cooking
• Frontier Home Life
• Historic Games
• Choctaw-Apache Cultural Demonstration
• Frontier Stories and Letter Writing Activity
• Historic Dancing
• Spanish cannon U.S. Infantry Reenactors
• Medical History (Louisiana State Parks)

Flag Raising Presentation 10am – 10:30am

Cannon Firing 11:30am and 2pm

Rifle Firing 11:00am and 3pm

Guided Tours of the Grounds 9am, 1pm, 3:30pm

Event date: 
02-15-19 to 02-16-19