Upcoming Poverty Point Programs

Learn more about the ancient culture of Poverty Point World Heritage Site at these on-site workshops, events and programs.

Prehistoric Pottery

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
A ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. Attendees can try their hand at creating items such as figurines, decorated artistic objects and coiled clay pots inspired by those that have been excavated from the site. All of the clay and other materials will be provided. It is recommended to wear or bring appropriate clothes for working with potentially messy clay. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Earth Oven Demonstration

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Visitors can experience a prehistoric cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people –more than 3,000 years ago– used earthen cooking balls and specially dug pits to cook their food. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Night Hike

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Enjoy a nature-based night hike which includes identifying the various animal furs in the museum, followed by an owl prowl. The program will end with spider sniffing and animal related stories. Registration is limited to 50 participants; guests are encouraged register early with number in party. Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights as park supply is limited. Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes should be worn. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.