January 2021

Forgotten Lives, Saturday January 16th , 10 AM- 4 PM

Join us in exploring the lives of the enslaved in Louisiana.

Audubon State Historic Site is the home of Historic Oakley Plantation which once was one of the largest plantations in Louisiana. Oakley today hosts this yearly exploration of early Louisiana slavery and African American History each year in January along with its companion school day on Friday.

Park Rangers will be on hand to give tours of the slave cabins and discuss family life.  The African influence on food ways will be illustrating the ties between the modern day kitchen and the days of slavery.

This program is geared towards an adult and young adult audience. The program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All public health requirements at the time will be enforced.

The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery, Sunday January 17th, 10 AM-4 PM

Locust Grove State Historic Site will be open to give visitors a peek into the past. This small plantation cemetery includes the graves of Major General Eleazar Ripley, a hero of the War of 1812, and of Sarah Knox Taylor, first wife of Jefferson Davis. There is no admission charged and please be aware there are no facilities or staff onsite.

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