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December 2 – 3, 2016 – St. Francisville, LA – A Civil War Christmas

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

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December 3, 2016 – December 5, 2016 all-day
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The Civil War comes alive at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. On Friday during our School Day preregistered students will learn about Christmas in the Feliciana Parish’s during the Civil War. There will be black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, drilling, life of a soldier, Christmas traditions of the Victorian period, wassail, period games, and more. On Saturday travel back and see a recreation of the sights and sounds of St. Francisville during the Civil War. Throughout the day walk through the soldiers camps and see Living History demonstrations of soldier life. You will hear black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. On Saturday night the plantation comes to life during the Holidays as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Included is our yearly Christmas dance and hot Christmas Punch. We need Confederate Reenactors along with civilians. Crafts and demonstrations are encouraged. Period camping on site allowed through Sunday. We provide firewood and one meal. Preregistration required. Explore the nearby town of Historic St. Francisville one of the oldest towns in Louisiana as they light up for the holidays and hold many activities. For more information please contact the Audubon State Historic Site at 1-225-635-3739.

 

 


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