Friends of Oakley host Danny Heitman, speaking on book about John James Audubon | Entertainment/Life

The Friends of Oakley Board invites the public to the museum meeting room at the Audubon State Historic Site at 10 a.m. May 25, 11788 La. 965 in St. Francisville to hear author Danny Heitman talk about his book “A Summer of Birds Heitman researched John James Audubon’s stay in Oakley and is the first author to reveal the details of Audubon’s stay there. The event is free and open to the general public.

Membership in the Friends of Oakley runs from January through January, but is available anytime and includes a quarterly, paper newsletter and current information about what’s going on at Audubon State Historic Site, featuring the Oakley House where Audubon stayed in 1821 and the site where he made many of his “Birds of America” ​​paintings.

After Heitman’s presentation, a Friends of Oakley meeting will take place. All Friends of Oakley in attendance will be able to vote for the current list of officers and for new members of the board itself.

Heitman’s book “A Summer of Birds,” published by the LSU Press, will be available for purchase and for Heitman to sign copies.

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