On Saturday, December 15, park staff will offer a hands-on presentation that will explore the process of designing maps during the Civil War. The program starts at 2 pm and will be held in the museum theater.
Examples will be given of period maps and the methods involved, revealing the subject of mapping as both a science and an art. Other tools of the trade, such as compasses, will be examined and discussed, comparing these instruments with the aids we use today for mapping. For those who wish, especially the kids, there will be an opportunity to draw your own map with paper and pencils provided by the site. This will be both a fun and educational presentation on a unique topic we still use today.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free, or visit www.LaStateParks.com.