Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon
Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum
Event Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

In “Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon”, author Ben Forkner compiles and explains in depth Audubon’s essential writings on Louisiana. Beginning in 1810 as Audubon arrives in the upper Louisiana Territory, and continuing as he moves into southern Louisiana ten years later, Audubon’s journals, essays, and letters reveal his struggles to fill his portfolio with new watercolors, his discoveries throughout the region, and the transformative effect the area had on both his art and his life. Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Forkner provides a detailed introduction to Audubon’s private journal of 1820–21, the Louisiana Journal, to guide readers through this compelling document. Join us for this FREE event, open to the public, from 2-3 p.m on Saturday, November 3.