dig™: Dig: World History and Archeology magazine for kids


Louisiana Archaeology Month takes place in October. Visit http://www.crt.state.la.us/archaeology/archaeologymonth.aspx for more information.

Visit Los Adaes, a Spanish fort built in the early 1700s, and you will be able to explore a truly unique historical site. It operated as the capital of Tejas, and it was the product of cooperation between French, Spanish and Native American inhabitants. The site offers tours of the recreated colonial outpost, special events throughout the year, and a walking trail. To find out more, call (318) 472-9449 or visit the website at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/siteexplorer/_html/index.htm.

Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish features ancient Native American earthworks that date to over 3,000 years ago. The point offers a museum, hiking trail, guided tours, and special events and programs. For more information, call (318) 926-5492, or visit its Web site at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ipvertypt.aspx.

River Road African American Museum was opened in Louisiana as a tribute to the hundreds of African American slaves brought to the state. Within the museum are artifacts left behind by the slaves, information on the Underground Railroad and how early African Americans influenced Louisiana culture. There is a scavenger hunt for children grades 3-12, which can be downloaded and printed prior to your visit. All tours are by appointment; call (225) 474-5553. More information on the museum can be found here: http://www.africanamericanmuseum.org/index.html.

Louisiana State Museum has a large collection of Native American artifacts and art. To find more information on current exhibits and programs, http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/