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Stacy Gill

Rosedown State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, is celebrating Black History Month with a display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.

The display in the gift shop conference room will honor the lives and accomplishments of African-Americans. The exhibit is slated to feature photographs, biographies and music by African-Americans who had an influence on history.

For information call Rosedown at (225) 635-3110.

African, Caribbean cooking

The “African and Caribbean Influence in Southern Antebellum Cooking” program will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Rosedown State Historic Site, St. Francisville.

In celebration of Black History Month, Rosedown staff will discuss and demonstrate the tremendous influences African and Caribbean-born people had on the cooking and heritage of the antebellum South.

Visitors will receive printed menus and recipes of the various dishes prepared during the demonstration that are highlighted by the African and Caribbean influences.

For information call (225) 635-3110.

Living history

“The March Home: A War of 1812 of Living History” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14-15 at Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville.

During the years of the nearly forgotten War of 1812, a foreign invader burned the White House, the United States invaded Canada, and the sounds of cannon fire and battle could be heard in the French Quarter. See the age of Napoleon come to life though volunteers in reproduction uniforms and clothing of the War of 1812. Activities include cannon firing and flintlock musket drills and camp life talks.

For information, call (225) 635-3739.

‘It Takes Two to Tango’

Arts For All of St. Francisville invites everyone to its annual art exhibit, walking parade and potluck dinner Feb. 15.

The exhibit, “It Takes Two to Tango,” will feature collaborations of artists from different genres — photographers working with writers or painters working with potters — who have created one masterpiece.

“It Takes Two to Tango” will be featured from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arts for All studio on Commerce Street.

Following the exhibit, the Arts For All walking Mardi Gras parade leaves the studio for Birdman’s Coffee for a potluck. Costumes, the zanier the better, are encouraged, as well as beads, music makers, umbrellas and other festive parade gear.

Arts For All, a group of artists, actors, musicians, poets, writers and people who enjoy the arts, formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works together to promote and support the arts and artists in West Feliciana Parish.

Creativity is vital to healthy people and to a healthy community, the organization says, and it works to help others of all ages, in all stages of life, learn to make and appreciate art.

To learn more about Arts For All or the exhibit, call Lynn at (225) 721-1296 or visit

Symposium awarded grant

A Celebration of Literature and Art Inc., a nonprofit in West Feliciana Parish, is the recipient of a $4,918 grant from Entergy’s River Bend Station in St. Francisville to assist with the upcoming Writers and Readers Symposium and writers workshop.

“Entergy’s grant is a tremendous asset to our projects. We would have been so limited in publicity and other facets of the event had Entergy not thought our projects worthy of their funding,” said Olivia Pass, CLA chairwoman.

Entergy’s Mary Broussard provided assistance on the application of the grant, Pass said.

“We on the CLA committee are so grateful to Entergy’s support. This money is greatly appreciated and will go to excellent use in our literary and artistic events,” Pass said.

To register for either event, to learn more or for tickets, visit or

Send feedback, news and Around West Feliciana events to Stacy Gill by 3 p.m. Fridays. Email or call (225) 993-0066.