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The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Llano Co-operative Colony's move to Louisiana. Watch for more announcements of upcoming events.


New Llano Colony 100 Year Celebration --- June 30-July 1, 2017

It was 100 years ago, in 1917, when the Llano Co-operative Colony moved to this location where they survived for more than 20 years and laid the foundation for today's town.

The museum will offer expanded hours for the event this weekend --- on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 we will be open from 8 AM until 6 PM.

Guided tours will be offered every other hour on the odd hours, the first starting at 9 AM and the last at 5 PM. If you prefer to read all the exhibits for yourself, you're more than welcome to explore the museum on your own at any time throughout the weekend.

Martha Palmer, Vernon Parish historian will be on hand for much of the time to talk about her personal memories of some of the colonists and to share the wealth of knowledge she has collected over the years about the colony.

Leesville native, Sheryl Grant Billman, will be demonstrating how to spin wool into yarn so be sure and stop by to see this lost art and learn how it's done.

The Town of New Llano will host their festival underneath the trees next to the park (across Stanton St. from the museum). There will be arts & crafts and food vendors, live music from local bands, and Saturday evening at dark, they'll finish things off with their annual 4th of July fireworks show. No pets or alcohol allowed. For more information about the festival, please call (337) 239-3670.

Special Exhibits

Women in the New Llano Colony, 2015

Past Events

New Llano Colony Heritage Day, 2015

Kate Richards O'Hare in the New Llano Colony, 2014

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Visit VernonParish.org
Vernon Parish Tourism Commission

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