August 2018

 

The Hand that Heals

August 4th, 1PM until 4 PM

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 our apothecary.  For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Textiles and Teas

Bi-Weekly group meeting 10am to noon.

August 2, 16 & 30, Sept. 13 & 27

The “Textiles and Tea” group will meet every other Thursday at 10am to Noon. Next group will meet on August 2nd. Anyone with some experience of needle and hook crafts are welcome. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, tatters, etc. are all welcome to come together for a few hours and help each other with their projects or just be around other like minded people.

Join us at the park on Thursday’s for Textiles and Tea, an intermediate level refresher workshop. From 10 AM until Noon. Those with problems with their tatting or crochet projects can speak with our textile volunteers to come up with a solution. Or if you wish just bring your tatting or crochet work out to the park and talk textiles over a cup of tea in the theater. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday from 9 AM until 5 PM at 1-225-635-3739

 

A Taste of Tea and Thee

August 5th, 1PM until 4PM

Sample a sumptuous selection of carefully-chosen specialty teas from the Colonial and Victorian periods and discover the roots and etiquette of the “afternoon tea” from 1pm until 4 PM at Audubon State Historic Site. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday at 1-225-635-3739.

 

The Secret Lives of Butterflies

August 11th, 1PM until 4PM

Explore the wonderful world of butterflies.  Learn where to find them, how they grow, what they eat, and how to help them. Take home a butterfly craft you make at the program. Great for younger naturalists.

 

 

Tiny Houses…of the feathered kind

August 18th, 1PM until 4PM

Visit Audubon State Historic Site and welcome a bird home when you build and install at the park your very own bird house. Materials and instructions are provided. Find out what bird will be calling the house its home and why. A great family activity. The activity is covered in the standard park entrance fee.  For more information contact the park Wednesday-Sunday from 9 AM-5PM at 1-225-635-3739.

 

With Pen and Ink

August 19th, 1PM until 4 PM

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 1800’s. Discover how quill pens were made and take home your own.

 

The Secret Lives of Frogs

August 25th, 1PM until 4PM

Explore the world of a frog. Learn where to find them, how they grow, what they eat, and how to help them. Take home a butterfly craft you make at the program.  Great for younger naturalists.

 

 

The 1810 West Florida Rebellion Home School Day

August 31st, 9AM- 11:30 AM

Visit the camp of a Spanish soldier at St. Francisville during this Living History program. A costumed Park Ranger will explain about life for the soldiers in the colony, the revolution, and the role of St. Francisville as the first capital. Visitors will also see what the soldiers wore, what they ate, and see a black powder musket demonstration. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday at 1-225-635-3739

 

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