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Audubon State Historic Site presents “Baton Rouge 1779”

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Experience the American Revolution and celebrate fall in the Felicianas during Baton Rouge 1779 at Audubon State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.- 2p.m.

Explore Louisiana's role in the American Revolution and the 234th Anniversary of the siege and battle for Baton Rouge through living history demonstrations. Visitors are invited to learn how to drill and march with muskets in the plantation yard, and to see how musket balls were made by colonial soldiers. There also will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the galleries of Oakley House. Live musical performances at Saturday include the Caledonian Fife and Drum Group at 10:30 a.m. and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society at 11:30.

Audubon State Historic Site is the setting for the 200-year-old Oakley House, temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1800s.

The park includes a museum, picnic areas, historic buildings, pavilion and nature trail. It is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish.