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.