Mary Ann Barkerding is the co-chair for the second annual Pitot House Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair.
Fairgoers will experience aspects of life as it was 300 years ago in New Orleans’ earliest settlement on the banks of Bayou St. John. As Barkerding notes, It’s important not to just educate school children on the history of our state and our city, but adults as well…” This unique heritage fair will bring visitors back to the 1700s when Native Americans had settlements along the Bayou. Choctaw and Houma nation descendants will share tales of ancient cultures and demonstrate their crafts. Children can play games similar to those played during that early period, and the Louisiane Vintage Dancers in period costumes will recreate the dances and music of the time. For military history buffs, Plauché’s Battalion reenacts will demonstrate a military muster (roll call).
The Pitot House Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair is on Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Pitot House, 440 Moss St. on Bayou St. John. Free parking will be available.