June 2018

Zouaves!

Saturday June 2nd, Noon-4PM

Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore the history of three Zouave clad units that all either served in Louisiana or were raised in Louisiana during the American Civil War. The 165th New York served in most of the major campaigns in Louisiana while Coppen’s Zouaves and Wheat’s Tiger Rifles would see service in Virginia. The activity includes a look at the uniforms and equipment of the men and a discussion on the “ Zouave Craze” that swept the nation during the Civil War.

 

Textiles and Teas

Bi-Weekly group meeting 10am to noon.

June 7 & 21, 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 June 7th. 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

 

Berdan’s Sharpshooters

Sunday June 3rd, 1PM-4PM

Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore the history of the 1st United States Sharp Shooters in the American Civil War. These green clad soldiers were unique in many ways and were at most of the wars major battles. The activity includes a look at the uniforms and equipment of the men and a discussion on the history of the unit.

 

After The Battle

Saturday June 9th, 1-4PM

After the guns of the battlefield grow silent comes help for the wounded. Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore the world of Civil War medicine and surgery.  View what a temporary field hospital would have looked like in this display and demonstration. Explore the world of medicine in the Civil War as we look at how disease and illness was treated by the armies of either side.

 

In the Footsteps of Audubon

Sunday June 10th, 10 AM & 2 PM

Come to Audubon State Historic Site and follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821. An extended tour by the park Curator 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 guided house and grounds tour. Please allow for 1 ½ hours.

 

Art at the Park

Saturday June 16th, 9 AM until 5 PM

Artist’s both young and old, experienced and not so much, are invited to Audubon State Historic Site for this day for free. Spend the day creating art in the footsteps of the Artist Naturalist John James Audubon who lived at Oakley House within the park in 1821. You must show your art supplies at the register for free admission. Admission only good for the artist and is grounds only. For more information contact the park Wednesday-Sunday from 9 AM-5PM at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider

May June 22nd, 1PM-3PM

Explore the adventures of a garden spider at Audubon State Historic Site.  Learn about their lives, webs, where they are, and how to identify them. You can make your very own spider hats as well to take home ! For younger audiences.

 

A Nest for Celeste

Saturday June 23rd, 1PM-3PM

Explore the adventures of Celeste the mouse at Oakley House from the book “A Nest for Celeste” by Henry Cole. Children, and the young at heart, will get a guided tour through the locations listed in the book which will end with a tea on the back gallery of the house. Preregistration is required. Program fee of $10.00 per person includes the program and park fee.  Please contact the park at 1-225-635-3739

 

The Language of the Fan

Sunday June 24th, 1PM until 3 PM

Learn the subtle motions of a fan used to convey private messages to another in the time of Jane Austen. This short introductory talk in the museum includes a chance to practice, a hand out on the meanings, and a fan to take home. Ages teen and up.


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