June 2017

The Plantation Apothecary…………..June 3rd, 1pm- 4pm

 

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.

 

 

An Enslaved Life Tour………June 4th, 10am, Noon, 2pm

 

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 45 minute walking tour over uneven ground and that in case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

 

 

The Aftermath of Battle………….June 10th, 10am ~ 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.

 

 

An Enslaved Life Tour………..June 11th, 10am, Noon, 2pm

 

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 45 minute walking tour over uneven ground and that in case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

 

 

Take a Kid Fishing ! …………June 17th, 1pm – 4pm

 

Youth can try their hands at fishing as it was done 150 years ago. The park supplies everything needed for you to get a hands on opportunity to explore history. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday from 9 AM until 5 PM.

 

 

An Enslaved Life Tour………..June 18th, 10am, Noon, 2pm

 

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 45 minute walking tour over uneven ground and that in case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

 

 

Zouaves!………….June 24th, 10am ~ 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.

 

 

An Enslaved Life Tour…………..June 25th, 10am, Noon, 2pm

 

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 45 minute walking tour over uneven ground and that in case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

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