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June  2017

Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily School Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Educators are invited to bring their school groups to explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. The park includes a museum, trails, plantation outbuildings, and a large picnic area. All school groups must preregister. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - An Enslaved Life Tour, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Take a guided tour of the plantation yard with a park ranger and discover life for the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Included in the tour are outbuildings and the slave cabins. Please be aware this is a 45-minute walking tour across uneven ground. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/3/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Plantation Apothocary, 1 - 4 p.m. Discover medicine and medical practices used by Lucretia Pierre at Oakley Plantation in 1821. Find out how an herb garden would double as an early medicine cabinet for the circa-1800s apothecary. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/10/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - After the Battle, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. After the guns of the battlefield grow silent comes help for the wounded. Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore the world of Civil War medicine and surgery. View what a temporary field hospital would have looked like in this display and demonstration. Explore the world of medicine in the Civil War as we look at how disease and illness was treated by the armies of either side. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/17/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Take a Kid Fishing, 1 - 4 p.m. Youth can try their hands at fishing as it was done 150 years ago. The park supplies everything needed for you to get a hands on opportunity to explore history and outdoor recreation. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/24/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Zouaves!, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the history of three brightly-clad Aouave units that all either served in Louisiana or were raised in Louisiana during the American Civil War. The activity includes a look at the uniforms and equipment of the men and a discussion on the "Zouave Craze" that swept the nation during the Civil War. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

July  2017

As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/1/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Explore the Civil War, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the Civil War in Louisiana and the life of a soldier through a series of ranger-led demonstrations and activities held on the half hour. These include making your own Civil War cartridge, tasting hardtack, trying on uniforms, building siege items, and more! For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/2/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - An Enslaved Life Tour, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Take a guided tour of the plantation yard and discover the world of the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Explore the various outbuildings and slave quarters with a park ranger, as they reveal the lives of the hundreds of people that worked at Oakley. Please be aware this is a 45-minute walking tour over uneven ground. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/8/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Taste of Tea, Noon - 3 p.m. Sample a sumptuous selection of carefully-chosen specialty teas from the Colonial and Victorian periods and discover the roots and etiquette of the Afternoon Tea. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/9/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Dead of Locust Grove, 1 - 4 p.m. Learn about the inhabitants of the historic Locust Grove cemetery through figures such as Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and short lived wife of Jefferson Davis, and Eleazar Ripley, Major General and Hero of the War of 1812. This presentation, along with a short class on gravestone rendering, will take place at Locust Grove State Historic Site. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/15/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley ´Young Naturalist´ Program, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Let your young naturalist explore the world of John James Audubon through hands on-activities. There will be opportunities to explore and make their own food chain as well as reproduce both Audubon Birds drawn at Oakley and their own artwork, along the sites nature trails. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/16/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Bird Feeder Workshop, 1 - 3 p.m. Help provide our feathered friends with food while recycling. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own bird feeder made of empty water bottles. Help the environment in two ways at once! For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/22/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers - The Roar of Muskets, 1810, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Experience the feel of the woolen coats buttoned tight, the weight of the musket as it kicks back to your shoulder, or the roar of the muzzle blast as you travel back over 200 years in a moment. Program participation is for visitors age 16 and up. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/29/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Stories of the Art of Audubon, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Discover the stories behind some of the artwork created by John James Audubon while at Oakley Plantation. Hear the stories behind the creation of many of his more famous pieces such as the rattlesnake and mockingbird, turkey, and red headed woodpecker. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.