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August  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.
8/5/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Time Travelers - A 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.
8/6/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Curatorīs Tour of the Museum, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Join a curator-led tour of the siteīs museum displays, as well as select items from the archives or collections storage that are rarely seen. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
8/12/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Hand that Heals, Noon - 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 apothecary. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
8/13/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Touch of Color, Noon - 4 p.m. Discover the world of natural dyes used in early Louisiana with both a ranger-led demonstration and interactive activities. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
8/19/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Stories of the Art of Audubon, 11 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.
8/20/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Taste of the Past, 1 - 3 p.m. Discover drinks of the past and have a taste of Spruce Beer, Birch Beer, Ginger Beer, and Sarsaparila. Find out what "give me two bits" meant in the taverns of old Bayou Sara. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
8/26/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Bird Feeder Workshop, 1 - 4 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.
8/27/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Life in the Shallows, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. Explore life for our friends in the pond at Audubon State Historic Site. Take part in your very own ranger-led exploration to see what swims, crawls, slithers, hops, or even flies about the edges of the pond and their place in the ecosystem. This program is designed to allow young explorers basic knowledge of pond life. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.

September  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.
9/2/2017 • 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.
9/3/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The 1810 West Florida Rebellion, 1 - 4 p.m. Visit the camp of a Spanish soldier, as a period-clothed ranger explains about life for colonial soldiers, the revolution, and the role of St. Francisville as the first capital. Visitors will also see what the soldiers wore, learn about their daily lives, and watch a black powder musket demonstration. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/9/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - With Pen and Ink, Noon - 4 p.m. Youth and the young at heart get an opportunity to try their hand at pen or quill and ink as they discover letter writing in the early 1800s. Discover how quill pens were made and take home your own. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/10/2017 • 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.
9/16/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Jane Austen School for Young Ladies, 1 - 3 p.m. Step back into the early 19th century and experience life for young ladies in 1821. Activities will include speaking with the fan, social etiquette, and making bath salts that you can take home. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
9/17/2017 • 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 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.
9/23/2017 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - King Corn, Noon - 4 p.m. Step back into the early 19th century at Audubon State Historic Site and explore the many uses for corn on a plantation. See grinding demonstrations, try hominy and hoe cakes, or try your hand at shelling and making corn husk dolls. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.