September 2016

A Taste of the Past- Drinks

September 3rd, Noon until 4 PM

Discover drinks of the past and have a taste of Spruce Beer, Birch Beer, Ginger Beer, and Sasparila. Find out what “give me two bits” meant in the taverns of old Bayou Sara.

 

Stories of the Art of Audubon

September 4th, 1 and 3 PM

Discover the stories behind some of the artwork created by John James Audubon while at Oakley Plantation, hosted by park staff. We will be going through the stories behind the creation of many of his more famous pieces such as the rattlesnake and mockingbird, turkey, and red headed woodpecker.

 

Into the Wilderness-School Program

September 9th, 9 AM until 11 AM

Explore a frontier woodsmans camp as might have been used by John James Audubon. See what he would have eaten and how it was prepared over the open fire. Explore what he would have carried into the frontier and why. Discover what life would have been like in the American wilderness for the artist-naturalist. Preregistration required and numbers are limited. Please call 225-635-3739.

 

Bread and Butter Tea

September 10th, Noon-3 PM Oakley House has hosted many teas, but probably not one where the guests were asked to make their own fresh butter. Join us in the simple fare of bread and butter, fruit, along with traditional and herbal teas.

 

Laundry Day

September 11th, 1PM until 4 PM

From Noon to 4 p.m. in the 1804 kitchen at Audubon State Historic Site, have a hands on experience in doing the laundry by hand. You may be surprised to discover how different laundry day was 200 years ago.

 

Into the Wilderness-School Program

September 16th, 9 AM until 11 AM

Explore a frontier woodsmans camp as might have been used by John James Audubon. See what he would have eaten and how it was prepared over the open fire. Explore what he would have carried into the frontier and why. Discover what life would have been like in the American wilderness for the artist-naturalist. Preregistration required and numbers are limited. Please call 225-635-3739.

 

With Pen and Ink

September 17th, Noon until 4 PM

Youth and the young at heart get an opportunity to try their hand at pen or quill and ink as they discover letter writing in the early 1800’s. Discover how quill pens were made and take home your own.

 

Into the Wilderness-School Program

September 23rd, 9 AM until 11 AM

Explore a frontier woodsmans camp as might have been used by John James Audubon. See what he would have eaten and how it was prepared over the open fire. Explore what he would have carried into the frontier and why. Discover what life would have been like in the American wilderness for the artist-naturalist. Preregistration required and numbers are limited. Please call 225-635-3739.

 

Into the Wilderness

September 24th, 10 AM until 4 PM

Explore a frontier woodsmans camp as might have been used by John James Audubon. See what he would have eaten and how it was prepared over the open fire. Explore what he would have carried into the frontier and why. Discover what life would have been like in the American wilderness for the artist-naturalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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