Explore the Civil War
July 2nd, 10 AM until 4 PM
Explore the Civil War in Louisiana and the life of a soldier through a series of ranger led demonstrations and activities held on the half hour. These include making your own Civil War cartridge, tasting hardtack, trying on uniforms, treatment of battlefield wounds, and more!
July 3rd, Noon until 3 PM
Learn the science and art of building a fire and then test your skill with primitive fire-making techniques at Audubon State Historic Site.
In the Footsteps of Audubon
July 9th, 10AM, Noon, and 2 PM
Come to Audubon State Historic Site and follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821. An extended tour takes the guest through an audio visual on the history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation, followed by a grounds tour of the plantation yard. Please allow for 1 ½ hours.
Curators tour of the museum
July 10th, 10 Noon until 4 PM
A Curator led tour of the museum displays along with select items seldom or never seen from the archives or collections storage.
A Taste of Tea and Thee
July 16th, Noon until 3PM
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 Noon until 3 PM at Audubon State Historic Site.
Oakley Volunteer Workshop
July 17th, 1PM until 3 PM Are you new to living history and don’t know where to start? Have you volunteered at our programs but would like to volunteer more regularly? Then this workshop is for you! Join our Park Staff as they help you develop the skills you will need from hands on Living History to tour guides of Historic Oakley House at Audubon State Historic Site
The Hand that Heals
July 23rd, 10AM 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.
A Touch Of Color
July 24th, Noon until 4 PM
Discover the world of natural dyes used in early Louisiana with both a ranger led demonstration and interactive activities.
An Enslaved Life
July 30th, 10 AM til 4 PM
Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore life for the African American enslaved persons who worked at Oakley Plantation. A tour of the slave cabins will relate life for the enslaved on the plantation and how they adapted to their condition. Other demonstrations will include a taste of food, daily tasks, and recreation on a plantation.
The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery
July 31st, 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 and both the program and site on this day are free of charge. class on gravestone rendering. This program will be held at Locust Grove State Historic Site and both the program and site on this day are free of charge.