October 2017

 
 

A Civil War School Day

Friday October 6th 9AM –Noon

Preregistered students will learn about the Civil War in the Felicianas. There will be Black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, drilling, life of a soldier, medical and food demonstrations.  Preregistration is required. Open to Home Schools, Public and Private schools. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Fury in the Streets-The Battle of Baton Rouge

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7th and 8th.

Journey back into history to the year 1862, when visitors will see a recreation of the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Each day walk through the soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life by reenactors in blue and grey. You will hear black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. There will be a reenactment of the August 1862 battle each day and all activities conclude at 2 PM on Sunday.

 

Superstitions

Sunday Oct. 15th, Noon until 4 PM

This park ranger led talk and display in the museum introduces visitors to the many superstitions and folklore’s found in our past and where they came from. Learn ways to avoid bad luck, breaking your mothers back, or seeing the dead…or so they say !

 

An Enslaved Life Tour

Saturday Oct. 21st, 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. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday at 1-225-635-3739.

 

The Dead of Oakley House

Sunday Oct. 22nd, Noon until 4 PM

Discover the funeral customs of the 1800’s during this ongoing display and park ranger led talk in the museum. Find out the origins of traditions we hold even today, and which are no longer seen.

 

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