The ANNUAL JOHN JAMES AUDUBON INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
SEPTEMBER 17TH & 18TH
WEST FELICIANA PARISH/ST. FRANCISVILLE LOUISIANA
History was made on June 18th, 1821, when John James Audubon disembarked the Columbia Steamboat and walked to the James Pirrie farm, Oakley. Audubon was mesmerized by the hilly, bluffed terrain of the countryside and astonished by the large, variety of birds than flew in and out of the trees. This short walk spurred Audubon to rebegin his work on his Birds of America portfolio. This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of John James Audubon’s life and work in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. As part of the celebration, the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission is hosting the first John James Audubon International Symposium, September 17th and 18th, 2021. This will be the only annual symposium dedicated to the life and work of John James Audubon.