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May  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - "An Enslaved Life" Grounds Tour, A self-guided tour of the plantation grounds, centering on the activities and life of the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Following the pamphlet, provided with the grounds admission ticket, see the various outbuildings and end the tour at the grave of the only known former slave buried at the plantation. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/4/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Revolutionary War Home School Day, 9 a.m. - noon. The day will resound with the peal of musket fire, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of orders, as the Militia musters at the plantation. Special activities throughout the day will invite school children to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with hasty alarm to action at Baton Rouge in 1779. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/5/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Louisiana Native Guard, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Step back 155 years in time and witness the extraordinary journey of the first African-American regiment formally accepted into the United States Army during the Civil War. Explore how Free Men of Color, escaped plantation slaves from places like Oakley Plantation, and – in many cases – white officers changed the face of the Civil War during battles such as Port Hudson or campaigns such as the Red River. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/10/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Textiles and Tea, 10 a.m. - noon  Join us at the park for a two hour refresher class for intermediate level textiles featuring crochet and tatting work. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/19/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Louisiana Gold Rush, 1 - 4 p.m. Did you know in the 1800s, Louisiana had its own mini gold rush? Have you ever panned for gold? Explore both at the park in this ranger-led program and hear how one of Oakley´s own became part of an earlier gold rush in America. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/20/2018 • 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.
5/24/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Textiles and Tea, Join us at the park for a two hour refresher class for intermediate level textiles featuring crochet and tatting work. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/26/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Young Naturalist Program, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Let your young naturalist explore the world of John James Audubon through hands on activities. Opportunities include explore the grounds 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 younger audiences. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/27/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers - The Thunder of Cannons, 1810, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Hands-on history experience. Dress in period uniforms while you load and fire the cannons for your own experience in history of the year 1810. Ages 16 and up only. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

June  2018

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.
Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - "An Enslaved Life" Grounds Tour, A self-guided tour of the plantation grounds, centering on the activities and life of the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Following the pamphlet, provided with the grounds admission ticket, see the various outbuildings and end the tour at the grave of the only known former slave buried at the plantation. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/2/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Zouaves!, Noon - 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.
6/3/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Berdan´s Sharpshooters, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. One-day exhibition of uniforms and equipment used by the 1st United States Sharp Shooters in the American Civil War and discussion of the history of the unit. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/7/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Textiles and Tea, 10 a.m. - noon  Join us at the park for a two hour refresher class for intermediate level textiles featuring crochet and tatting work. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/9/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Take A Kid Fishing, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. During the Louisiana State Free Fishing weekend, bring the kids to fish on the banks of the pond at Audubon. Expect pan frying size fish and cane poles will do as good as rods and reels. Grounds admission fees still apply and must be paid at the museum. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/9/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - After the Battle, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Step back in time and discover the world of Civil War battlefield surgery and care of the dead, seeing what a temporary field hospital would have looked like and how disease and illness were treated by the armies of each side of the war. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/10/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - In the Footsteps of Audubon, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m . An extended tour by the park Curator offers an audio visual history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation and a guided house and grounds tour. Extended tour - approximately 1 hour duration. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/16/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Art at the Park, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Spend the day creating art in the footsteps of the Artist Naturalist John James Audubon who lived at Oakley House within the park in 1821. To participate, bring your own art supplies for free admission, which applies to artist only and only for grounds of the park. For more information contact the park Wednesday-Sunday from 9 AM-5PM at 1-225-635-3739. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/22/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Itsy Bitsy Spider, 1 p.m - 3 p.m. Explore the adventures of a garden spider while learning about their lives, webs, where they are, and how to identify them. Attendees will make their own spider hats to take home. For younger audiences. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/23/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Nest for Celeste, 1 - 3 p.m. Explore the adventures of Celeste the mouse at Oakley House in, "A Nest for Celeste," by Henry Cole. Children and the young at heart can tour through the locations featured in the book, then enjoy a tea on the back gallery of the house. Preregistration is required; the $10/person program fee includes park entrance. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
6/24/2018 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Language of the Fan, 1 p.m - 3 p.m. Learn the subtle motions of a hand fan used to convey messages as from the time of Jane Austen. A short introductory talk in the museum includes a chance to practice, a hand out on the meanings, and a fan to take home. Ages teen and up. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.