Friday, January 25, 2013

WFP Happenings - Jan 25, 2013


 HAPPENINGS: The newsletter to discover what's happening in St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish.  Periodically articles from the "Friends of St. Francisville" blog will be added to this newsletter.  Following these article introductions you will find the most updated news on upcoming local events.  A good source to find updates on festivals can also be found on the St. Francisville Festival website.

St. Francisville Celebrates Spring with Audubon Pilgrimage

By Anne Butler

The forty-second annual Audubon Pilgrimage March 15, 16 and 17, 2013, celebrates a southern spring in St. Francisville, the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation Country. For over four decades the sponsoring West Feliciana Historical Society has thrown open the doors of ...    read more

Tunica Hills Preservation Area provides wilderness experience near St. Francisville, LA    By Anne Butler

Old Tunica RoadLouisiana's state preservation areas have been carefully selected to preserve and interpret significant natural areas showcasing a wide variety of landscapes and environments. The nearly 700-acre Tunica   read more...

Restoration of Old Temple Gives St. Francisville New Cultural Venu   By Anne Butler

Temple SinaiA gathering of the St. Francisville community in December 2012 replicated a similar gathering more than a century earlier, both celebrating the opening of beautiful Temple Sinai perched on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River. The earlier gathering, in 1903, marked...  read more...

Upcoming Events:
Music at the Mag: Friday, Jan. 25th - Delta Drifters

Black History Month Display:  Month of February, 10 am-4 pm.
  In celebration of Black History Month, Rosedown will mount a display in the gift shop conference room honoring the lives and accomplishments of African-Americans.  The exhibit will feature pictures, brief biographies and music of African-Americans who had an influence on history.

Garden Tour Fridays: February 1, 2013, 10 am.
A guided walking tour of the historic Rosedown Gardens and Outbuildings.  Program occurs every first Friday of each month.

Enslaved Life at Rosedown:  February 7, 2013, 11 am. 
An overview of the history of African-American enslavement, specifically inLouisiana, followed by a more detailed look into enslaved life at Rosedown.  The layout of the plantation, including outbuildings, home sites, work areas and fields will be discussed.  Also discussed will be the duties and accomplishments of the inhabitants of Rosedown, including a walking tour of outbuildings on the grounds.

An Enslaved Life February 9th, 10 AM til 4 PM
Come to Audubon State Historic Site and explore life for the African American enslaved persons who worked at Oakley Plantation. A tour of the slave cabins will relate life for the enslaved on the plantation and how they adapted to their condition. Other demonstrations will include a taste of food, daily tasks, and recreation on a plantation.

Arts For All Fundraiser - February 16th, 2013
At BirdMan from 8 am - 11am
Special Guest "flippers": Steve McKinney, Kelly Ward, James Fox-Smith, Mayor D'Aquilla. featuring Chris' banana pancakes, Terry's favorite "good for you" pancakes, and many more special offerings!! All proceeds from pancakes and waffles go to Arts For All!

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