Love Advice from Jane Austen
February 4th, Noon until 3 PM
Celebrate Cupid’s holiday this month with lessons in love, Regency-style. Strict prohibitions and rules of etiquette surrounded courtship in Jane Austen’s day, but her novels – and her own love life – can still teach us a thing or two about romantic attachments today. This program at Audubon State Historic Site runs from Noon to 3 p.m.
War of 1812 Living History
February 18th, 10 AM until 4 PM
During the years of the nearly forgotten 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. From 10 AM until 4 PM visitors will see the Age of Napoleon come to life though volunteers in reproduction uniforms and clothing of the War of 1812. Activities will include cannon firing drills, black powder musket drills, and camp life talks. Step into the times when Jane Austen wrote such works as “Pride and Prejudice” and our area had just experienced a revolution in the 1810 West Florida Rebellion. Inside Oakley House guests will practice their language of the fan, social etiquette, and explore clothing in the Regency period. Visitors are invited to learn a period dance in the theater.