June 2015

The Night the War Stopped

 June 13th, 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Visitors will experience the sights and sounds of St. Francisville in 1863 during the American Civil War. On this summer evening throughout Oakley House, costumed volunteers will be recreating scenes of the area during the war and a period dance hosted by “The Louisiana Vintage Dancers” where you can learn a reel or two. 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.

 
Becoming Jane Austen School for Young Ladies

June 19th , 1 PM until 3 PM

Step back into the early 19th century at Audubon State Historic Site and experience life for young ladies in 1821. Activities will include speaking with the fan, etiquette, a tea, sewing, spinning, weaving, and making bath salts that you can take home.The cost is $30 per person including entrance fee. Pre-registration is required. Limit to 20, ages 8 and above. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

 

The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery

June 20th, 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM

Learn about the inhabitants of this historic cemetery through figures like Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and short lived wife of Jefferson Davis, and Eleazar Ripley…Major General and Hero of the War of 1812. There will also be a short class on gravestone rendering. This program will be held at Locust Grove State Historic Site and both the program and site on this day are free of charge. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Audubon Colonial History Day Camp

June 25th, 9 AM until Noon.

This camp is for boys and girls ages 9-12. If your child likes the outdoors and animals, they will love this experience! Participants will learn about the animals, farm life, natural dyes, medicine, and growing your own food in 1810. Preregistration is required and there is an additional fee. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

1810 Colonial Militia Boys Day

June 26th, 9 AM until Noon.

Boys ages 8-12 are mustered into the Colonial Militia to experience life as a Colonial soldier! Relive the war through drills, open hearth cooking, fire making, blacksmithing, and early 19th century life. Preregistration is required and there is an additional cost. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

 

In the Footsteps of Audubon

June 27th, 10 AM & 2 PM

Come to Audubon State Historic Site and follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821. An extended tour by the park Curator takes the guest through an audio visual on the history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation, followed by a guided house and grounds tour. Please allow for 1 ½ hours.

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