July 2018

The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery

July 7th, 1:00 PM until 4:00 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.


Textiles and Teas

Bi-Weekly group meeting 10am to noon.

July 5 & 19, 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 July 5th. 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


An Enslaved Life Tour

July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

Following our guided house tour meet in the formal garden to take a guided tour of the plantation yard and discover the world of the enslaved at Oakley Plantation. Explore the various outbuildings and slave quarters with a Park Ranger as they reveal the lives of the hundreds of people that worked at Oakley. Please be aware this is a 30 minute walking tour over uneven ground and that in case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday at 1-225-635-3739.



Bird Feeder Workshop

July 14th, 1PM until 4PM

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!


A Touch Of Color

July 21st, 1PM until 4 PM

Discover the world of natural dyes used in early Louisiana with both a ranger led demonstration and interactive activities.


Bobbin Lace Weaving Class

July 28th, 10AM -2PM

Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of antique lace and thought to yourself? I wish I knew how to do that!?

Well now you can learn! On July 28, 2018 from 10AM to 2 PM Audubon State Historic Site will hold a Bobbin Weaving class. If you would like to attend please call, come by, email or message us. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Register early! Preregistration required. Hope to see you there!

This program is one in a series of hands on classes held throughout the year on period textiles. The admission is $5.00 per person which includes the grounds to the park but does not cover the Oakley House tour.


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