June 2014

The Night the War Stopped

June 14th, 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Visitors to the site will see a recreation of the sights and sounds of St. Francisville  during the American Civil War. On that summer evening throughout Oakley House there will be recreated scenes during the war and also a period dance where you can learn a reel or two. Activities are ongoing from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM with the last house tour beginning at 8 PM. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

Civil War Soldier Life- The Union Army

June 21st, 10 AM -4 PM

Explore life in the Union Army during the Civil War featuring Ranger led demonstrations of camp life, a talk on the uniforms of the units, and a black powder weapon demonstration. Activities are ongoing from 10 AM until 4 PM. The program is free to all paying the park admission fee. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

Civil War Soldier Life- Zouaves!

June 28th, 10AM-4 PM

Regiments dressed in the colorful flashy red and blue uniforms patterned after the French North African troops fought in every theatre of the Civil War. The program includes a Ranger led history of the Confederate Zouaves of Coppen’s Battalion and Wheat’s Tigers along with demonstrations of camp life, a talk on the uniforms of the units, and a black powder weapon demonstration. Activities are ongoing from 10 AM until 4 PM. The program is free to all paying the park admission fee. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

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