Audubon State Historic Site

January  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
1/6/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers The Thunder of Cannons, 1810, 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. View the smoke and fire of a cannon demonstration or dress in uniform, load, and fire one yourself 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.
1/20/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Boys of 61, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Take a trip to the year 1861 and see Louisiana on the edge of war. Civil War reenactors will be in period dress of 157 years ago and presenting the daily life of citizens becoming soldiers. You may fall in with the militia as they drill, see how a cannon works, or taste a bit of what the soldiers ate. Witness an enlistment, hear a speech for secession, or write a letter home with pen and ink. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
1/21/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Open Hearth Candle-Making Demonstration, 1 - 3 p.m. Discover lighting methods of the early 1800s as park staff create molded beeswax candles from over the open fire, as was once done by the enslaved people of Oakley Plantation. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

February  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/3/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - An Enslaved Life: Home School Day, 9 a.m. - noon. Preregistered students will learn about the African-American enslaved persons who worked at Oakley Plantation harvesting crops. A tour of the slave cabins will show life for the enslaved on the plantation and how they adapted to their condition. Other demonstrations will include a taste of food, daily tasks, and recreation on a plantation. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/16/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A War of 1812 School Day, 9 a.m. - noon Preregistered students will learn about life in the days of Napoleon. Students will see a citizen soldier of West Florida in the Felicianas at the time of the War of 1812. Preregistration is required; open to home school students as as well as public and private school students. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/17/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A War of 1812 Living History Encampment, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. During the War of 1812, a foreign invader burned the White House, the United States invaded Canada, and the sounds of cannon fire and battle could be heard in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Visitors will see the Age of Napoleon come to life though cannon firing drills, black powder musket drills, and camp life talks. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

March  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
3/16/2018 to 3/18/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Audubon Pilgrimage, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Audubon State Historic Site, the home of Oakley Plantation, is proud to once more be a part of the West Feliciana Historical Societies yearly tour of Historic Homes. From Friday through Sunday, costumed staff and volunteers in the look of 1821 take visitors through Oakley House. Outside the home, the kitchens for the plantation will be preparing food using period recipes in the open-hearth style. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

April  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/7/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Country Tea, 1 - 3 p.m. Oakley House continues its ongoing tea series with a light country tea. Take a taste of tea, learn of tea traditions, and even make your own butter for your bread. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/20/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - An Audubon Nature School Day, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Preregistered students are invited out to meet the native life at Audubon State Historic Site. Young explorers are taken through a variety of stations where they will meet the native plants and animals of Louisiana and also take part in various demonstration areas. There is no cost to preregistered school groups. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/21/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Earth Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hands on activities for the kids and earth friendly demonstrations for the adults. Discover the flora and fauna of the park while walking in the footsteps of the Artist Naturalist John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.