By Kevin Shannahan
A cooperative effort between the State of Louisiana Office of State Parks, The Cane River National Heritage Area and The Friends of Los Adaes has brought the Los Adaes State Historic Site back to being open to the public. The site, located north of Robeline off of Highway 6, hosted a grand reopening celebration Saturday, May 6.
The celebration event featured a wide range of educational activities. Craftsmen demonstrated making stone tools such as knives, spear and arrow points using flint knapping. The Adai Caddo Indian Nation had a table educating visitors about the local tribe. The park hosted John Dillon of the Louisiana Orinthology Society who led a guided bird walk. David Jeane demonstrated artifact identification and identified artifacts visitors brought in. Dr. Pete Gregory of NSU spoke about archaeology at the site and answered visitor’s questions about the site’s history.
The site is free to the public and is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.