May 2018

A Revolutionary War Home School Day

May 4th, 9AM-11AM

Join us in discovering how the Revolutionary War came to our doorstep in Louisiana’s only Revolutionary War School Day.

The day will resound with the peal of musket fire, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of orders, as the Militia musters at the plantation. Special activities throughout the day will invite school children to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with alarm to action at Baton Rouge in 1779.

Preregistration is required. Please contact the park at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Revolutionary War Battle of Baton Rouge

May 5th, 10AM-4 PM

Join us in discovering how the Revolutionary War came to our doorstep in Louisiana’s only Revolutionary War Living History program.

The day will resound with the peal musket fire, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of orders, as the Militia musters at the plantation. Special activities throughout the day will invite the public to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with hasty alarm to the battle at Baton Rouge in 1779.

Men hasten from their farms, homes and families to march to the aid of those already engaged in the pivotal battle of the American Revolution on the Gulf Coast. Period crafts demonstrations. Then, young visitors are invited to become minutemen and women, wielding muskets, learning to drill and march as soldiers of the war. Experience the roar of black powder muskets and cannon and see how the soldiers lived on the campaign.

 

 

The Louisiana Gold Rush
May 19th, 1-4 PM

Did you know in the 1800’s Louisiana had its own mini gold rush? Have you ever panned for gold ? Explore both at the park in this ranger led program and hear how one of Oakley’s own became part of an earlier gold rush in America. All ages. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday 9 AM until 5 PM at 1-225-635-3739.

 

 

The Plantation Apothecary

May 20th, 1- 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

 

 

 

 

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