Audubon State Historic Site gears up for event

BR Lagniappe

POSTED: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 1:34pm

Daniel Wicox with the Audubon State Historic Site came on BR Lagniappe to talk about their Market Fair and Colonial Militia Muster on Saturday, May 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the event, patrons will see canons roar, purchase goods like jewelry, soaps, etc and participate in traditional activities from the early 1800's such as bobbing for apples or playing lawn games such as graces. 

During the day there you can visit the blacksmith, the town doctor, and drink lemonde; in the evening, music fills the air as visitors are invited to the "Ca. 1810" dance. 

Audubon SHS is the setting for the 200 year old Oakley House - a temproary home for John James Audubon in the 1800's.  The park includes a museum, picnic areas, historic buildings, pavillion and nature trail.

The cost to attend the event is $4 for adults; children 12 and under and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.  For more information visit audubonstatehistoricsite@wordpress.com or call 888-677-2838 toll-free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.

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