All the proud Yankee Doodle Dandies can head down to Audubon State Historic Site today to experience the American Revolution (and celebrate fall in the Felicianas) during a program called Baton Rouge 1779. The event will honoring a battle that is largely forgotten these days, in which Spanish General Bernardo Galvez led troops to capture the British military post and garrison at Baton Rouge on September 21, 1779. It was the largest battle of the Revolutionary War to be fought in Louisiana, and it ended British control of the Mississippi Valley and river. Special activities include drills, musket ball-making demonstrations, cannon firing, blacksmithing, and a small reenactment of the battle. At 10:30 am on Saturday the Caledonian Fife and Drum group will perform as will the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society at 11:30 am.
10 am–4 pm on Saturday and 10 am–2 pm on Sunday. 11788 Highway 965, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3739 or crt.state.la.us/parks/iaudubon.aspx. st