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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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


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