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June  2019

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.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. 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.
3/1/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Scout Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Audubon Scouting Experience gives Scout groups the opportunity to provide a public service project ( park staff provide list) and the park provides two interpretive activities. These activities vary as to age group and may be nature or history oriented. Completion of these activities and project will be rewarded with a special badge. All groups must preregister with the site and have a minimum of 12 participants. Program cost $10.00 each. This includes the program, badge, and admission to the park grounds. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/1/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Drinks of An Early America, Noon - 3 p.m. Come take a taste of what those in the early 19th Century America were drinking for refreshment. Try a shrub, birch beer, or even a Switchel among many other drinks. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/22/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Louisiana Native Guard, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Experience life for a soldier in the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards during the Civil War. U.S. Park staff will discuss the uniforms and weapons as well as black powder weapon demonstrations. In addition the history of this, the first African American unit that was engaged in a major battle in the Civil War, will be discussed. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

July  2019

7/6/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Plantation Apothocary, Noon - 3 p.m. Explore the world of medicine in the early 19th Century. Visitors will be introduced to Lucretia Pierre of Oakley Plantation who learned the skills of an apothecary at the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans. The program includes demonstration on how many of the treatments were made. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
7/27/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Knitting Workshop, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A workshop for the beginner or novice knitter taught by Carrie McCormick from Forts Randolph & Buhlow SHS. Supplies are provided for those without; participants with needles and yarn are encouraged to bring their own. Each Workshop can accommodate up to 25 people. Pre-registration is advised. There will be no fee for the workshop only. If you wish to visit the Oakley House or grounds you will need to pay the admission fee to the park. Call the park to register or message "Timeless Treasures" textile group on Facebook. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.