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October  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.
10/6/2017 to 10/8/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Fury in the Streets: The Battle of Baton Rouge., Friday: 9 a.m.–noon; Saturday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Journey back into history to 1862, to the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Living history demonstrations and soldier camps can be seen all weekend long, highlighted by a reenactment of the August 1862 battle on Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
10/6/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Civil War School Day, 9 a.m. - noon. Students can learn about the Civil War, as it impacted the Felicianas, through Black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, drilling, life of a soldier, medical and food demonstrations. The program is open to home schooled students, and public and private schools; preregistration is required. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
10/15/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Superstitions, Noon - 4 p.m. This park ranger-led talk and display in the museum introduces visitors to the many superstitions and folklores found in our past and where they came from. Learn ways to avoid bad luck, breaking your mothers back, or seeing the dead...or so they say ! For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
10/21/2017 • 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, as a park ranger reveals 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.
10/22/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Dead of Oakley House, Noon - 4 p.m. Discover the funeral customs of the 1800s during this ongoing display and park ranger-led talk in the museum. Find out the origins of traditions that continue even today, and those which are no longer seen. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

November  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.
11/4/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers - The Thunder of Cannons, 1810, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 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.
11/5/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers - The Roar of Muskets, Civil War, 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 150 years in a moment. Program participation is for age 16 and up. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.