John James Audubon Day……………April 8th, 10pm – 4pm
You are invited to a commemoration of the time John James Audubon spent at Oakley Plantation in 1821 and of his April of 1785 birthday. During the day there will be enlightening discussions on the paintings Audubon did at Oakley and on his time at the plantation. Each hour there will be opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Audubon, or discover the native plants and wildlife, or participate in various interactive children’s and adult activities.
Bird Feeder Workshop………….April 15th, 1pm – 3pm
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!
An Enslaved Life Tour ………Sunday April 16th, 23rd, & 30th…10am, noon & 2pm
Take a guided tour of the plantation yard with a site Park Ranger and discover life for the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Included in the tour are outbuildings and cabins for the enslaved. Please be aware this is a 45 minute walking tour across uneven ground and the program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery……..Saturday April 22nd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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.
Historic Children’s Games…………April 29th, 1 – 4pm
Explore through hands on demonstrations the games and toys of yesteryear’s. A Park Ranger led demonstration is ongoing during the hours of the program. The program is included in the site admission charge.