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AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS THE CIVIL WAR HOMEFRONT 1862, JULY 14thST. FRANCISVILLE -Louisiana's Civil War past comes alive at AudubonState Historic Site for The Civil War Homefront 1862 on Saturday July 14th. Civil War reenactors dressed in authentic reproduction costumes of the armies of both North and South will be on hand to present a look at life in Civil War Louisiana. The calendar turns back to the summer of 1862 at Oakley Plantation. You may visit a recreated Confederate recruiting station and sign up for the army. Afterwards drill with the state militia and acquaint yourself with how a Civil War firearm works.Visitors may witness the newest substitutes for items now lost to the Union blockade. We provide camping on the historic plantation grounds, hay, water, and one meal. We need Living History reenactors along with period crafts.Numbers are limited and preregistration is required. Audubon SHS 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. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.Audubon SHS is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St.Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. For more information,call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.
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