Every Thursday from noon until 5 pm, you can pick up home grown produce from the farmers of West Feliciana Parish. Stalls are located in the old 4-H Barn on
Music at The Mag
This Friday, June 26, it’s one of our favorite local bands – Delta Drifters!
Audubon Summer Festival
Audubon State Historic Site celebrates its 55th Anniversary on Saturday, June 27 from 10 am until 4 pm. Visitors will be able to step into the Civil War and visit a soldier’s camp, and there will also be hands-on period demonstrations such as blacksmithing, open hearth cooking and more. For more information, call 635-3739. Congratulations to the awesome staff at Audubon SHS!
Main Street’s Poppin’
Annual Pie Baking Contest
This annual Independence Day event benefits the Julius Freyhan Foundation. If you want to enter your best pie, it must be delivered to the BirdMan Coffee & Books by 12:30 pm on July 4th. Judging is at 1 pm. (How do I get that job?!) The pies will be sold following the judging with all proceeds going to the foundation to help restore the
St. Francisville Celebrates
Hot dogs, drinks, music and fireworks will be poppin’ at the
New Artist Exhibit
In conjunction with all the festivities surround our celebrating the birth of this great country, a new artist exhibit opens at The BirdMan Coffee & Books between 3pm and 5 pm. “Birds” is by the artists from the Charter Street Studio.
Ecosystem of Audubon
On Saturday, July 4, at 10 am, Audubon State Historic Site presents this one-hour program which focuses on one of the many ecosystems found at Audubon SHS. Guests will be invited to explore the nature around the park, and learn about how the different habitats and creatures interact with each other. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.
Did You Know: Hunting Practices
Also on Saturday, July 4, from 11 am – 2 pm, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site features their "Did You Know" series of programs which focuses on different facets of life in the past that are not well-known in today's societies. For this program, hunting practices will be discussed, as well as why hunting was important to 18th- and 19th-century life. Also included will be demonstrations of some of the tools of hunting from the sling shot to the modern gun. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 653-3110 locally.
Tree Identification Walk
Audubon State Historic Site presents this program focusing on a more specific aspect of nature, and allowing guests to Audubon SHS the chance to learn about the forest that surrounds them. Set for Saturday, July 4 at 11 am, the identification walk covers the park and discusses many of the important and significant trees found here. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Guided Nature Walk
Following the Tree Identification Walk at Audubon State Historic Site, July 4 at both 1pm and 3 pm, this short hiking tour focuses on the naturally forested area surrounding the plantation home, as well as the original paths, which John James Audubon would have used during his stay at Oakley in 1821. The program allows guests a chance to observe the natural beauty, which surrounds the home. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.
Oakley's Plants and Animals
The interpretive staff at Audubon State Historic Site will be busy on July 4, as this program begins at 2 pm. Guests are invited to interact with the animal and plant life surrounding Audubon SHS. There will be hands-on animal demonstrations, as well as introductions to the plants to watch for when hiking through the forest and specifically in the area of the site. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.
On Sunday, July 5 at 10:30 am, the staff at Audubon State Historic Site presents Garden Talk. This program introduces the different plants found in the gardens of Audubon SHS. The talk covers the history and origin of the plants as well as their uses both modern and historic. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Life in a Slave Cabin
Also on Sunday, July 5, at noon, this hour long program is held at Audubon SHS's original slave cabins and allows guests to have a better understanding about what life was like for slaves on a plantation. This program covers family life and customs as well as discussing housing accommodations, rations, etc. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Cooking in Slave Cabin Row
Following the Life in a Slave Cabin program, this program at 1:30 pm invites guests to Audubon SHS to observe the types of cooking used by slaves for themselves. The program discusses not only what slaves ate and how they cooked it, but also the differences between their meals and that of the owner of the plantation. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Ending the fascinating and education series on slaves at Audubon State Historic Site, this hour long program begins at 3 pm and invites the guests to observe one of the many period handcrafts, which would have been done by a slave on a plantation. These crafts would be some of the same skills from which the plantation itself would have been built. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.